The role of the Local Governing Body at St George’s
The Board will establish local governing bodies (LGBs) to carry out some of its academy level governance functions. The Board constitutes local governing bodies (LGB). These are also committees of The Board. The Board delegates some of its academy level monitoring and scrutinising functions to the LGBs, and uses these committees to:
- promote the vision of the Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Company;
- promote and develop Catholic Life;
- monitor the school development plan;
- support and challenge the principal/headteacher;
- maintain and develop relationships with staff, parents and the parish community
- ensure arrangements for safeguarding pupils and staff in the academy are fully compliant with statutory requirements.
The Board will approve the appointment of the Chair of the LGB. The Chair and Vice Chair must be foundation governors. The LGB is responsible for ensuring that there are two parent governors and that all reasonable steps are taken to fill any vacancy for the position of parent governor, appointing to the post only where it has not been possible to fill the post through an election process open to any present parent or the legal guardian of a child at the academy. There will be a minimum of six local governors of whom two will be parent governors, the remainder will be foundation governors appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham. All foundation governors will be practising Catholics unless the Bishop of Nottingham allows special dispensation. A local governor term of office will be normally be four years, with a maximum of 3 consecutive terms at the same academy. Any parish priest appointed as a foundation governor shall not be subject to this restriction and shall be able to serve such terms as are required. A local governor may serve more than 3 consecutive terms if these are not at the same academy.
How does it work?
The whole Governing Body meets at half termly intervals (and sometimes more often) to discuss what is happening at school and plan strategically for the future.
Communication with the Governing Body
As a Governing Body we recognise the need for good lines of communication between the parents, pupils, staff, parish, Governing Body and other people who are interested in our school.
We would also encourage you to regularly visit the Governing Body area of this website to find out about more about how the Governing Body works. Of course you may also write to the Chair of Governors (via the school address) at any time.
Chair of Governors
The governing body elects a Chair of Governors every two years. Our Chair is Karan Daniel and our Vice Chair is Canon Alan Burbidge. Both can be contacted via email to email@example.com