Northern Education Trust

Working to fulfil the potential of young people

Local Governing Boards

At the Academy level, there are Local Governing Boards or Interim Executive Boards.

The main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Help set high standards by planning for the future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Maintain and further develop school improvement
  • Support the Principal to respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Support and engage with the local community
  • Not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

Useful links

NGA Governors Magazine
NGA Handbook
Department for Education
Governors for Schools
Governors for Governors
Ofsted
Terms of Reference (To view the Terms of Reference, visit our Corporate Policies & Procedures page.)
Scheme of Delegation (To view the scheme of delegation, visit our Lists & Registers page.)

Who to Contact

David Brown, Director of Governance, Standards & Safeguarding
Diane Greaves, Governance Officer