The role of the Local Governing Board

The local governing board will play a crucial role in both supporting and challenging the academy through their role as critical friend to the senior leadership team.

Governing board that are able to fulfil this role are a vital component in demonstrating the effective leadership of the academy and through their work governors must know if all the pupils at the academy are making progress at least at the level that is expected of them.

CAT is fully committed to the development of effective governance through local governing boards and will provide advice to assist governors in meeting our expectations. In addition and where applicable, additional governors will be sought to add to the expertise of the governing board of any particular academy.

Discussion will take place with the existing school governing body on the right membership, size and structure for the new academy local governing board using our model structure.


Local Governing Bodies

Overview and expectations of the local governing body.

Twenty Questions

Twenty key questions for a school governing body to ask itself.

Governance Structure

Local Governing Body structure for the Collaborative Academies Trust