LGB Information Could you be a School Local Governor? Join us and make a difference! Exciting times ahead for the 3-18 Education Trust and our community of schools Have you considered being a School Local Governor? The 3-18 Education Trust is looking for motivated individuals to join our school’s Local Governing Body. The role of a Local Governor is very rewarding, working as part of a collective group to improve and develop our school and helping to shape our ethos and vision. You will be able to develop your own skills, improve your knowledge and get to know the school’s community. If you feel that you could offer your time and skills to help shape the future of the next generation, please get in touch to find out more. Contact Carole Warner (Governance Professional) email@example.com The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. In schools, this is the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately. As a school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Bowbrook School ultimately is with the Board of Trustees of The 3-18 Education Trust. In common with all the Trust schools, Bowbrook School has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board. The powers defining the legal relationship between Bowbrook School and The 3-18 Education Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the Trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation and can be seen below: T3ET-Scheme-of-Delegation In summary, the role of the LGB is to: provide advice to the Trustees on the functioning of the school; act as a key link between the Trust, parents and the school community; act as a sounding board for the Headteacher and offer challenging but positive support to the Headteacher; continually review the overall impact of the Academy; and assist with and review the implementation of certain school policies, such as student admissions and behaviour. The LGB has the following core responsibilities: ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent. All Local Governors agree to a Governance Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations of and commitment required. A copy of the Code of Conduct can be seen in the document below: 08-T3ET-Governance-Code-of-Conduct There is a Role Description for Local Governors. A copy can be seen below: Role Description for Local Governors The Chair of the LGB can be contacted through the School or the Clerk to the Governors The Clerk to the LGB is: Ms Carole Warner and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post Bowbrook Primary School, Squinter Pip Way, Shrewsbury, SY5 8PX.