Our local governors provide a really important part of the overall Trust governance role. As a committee of the full board of Directors they are key drivers to ensure a positive ethos and culture at school level. The role of local governors is to offer support and challenge particularly with outcomes for children as their core purpose and to ensure the school functions within the Scheme of Delegation. They offer challenge to school leaders in ensuring funding used is having the best impact for example through the Sports grant or Pupil Premium funding.
We have a very positive Chairs and CEO network of support where we come together to discuss the strategic direction of the trust. We discuss policy and policy content and share ideas and thoughts about the challenges we face to ensure the best outcomes for children. We also offer additional meetings and training to all our governors in addition to standard training offered by GDS so that we can provide bespoke support where it is needed for example monitoring outcomes.