What are the roles of the governing body?

  • To challenge and support the Principal.
  • To oversee the Academy’s long-term vision, strategic aims, values, and ethos.
  • To carry out statutory responsibilities, such as safeguarding.
  • To agree and monitor plans and policies.
  • To make creative use of available resources.
  • To monitor and evaluate performance.
  • To be involved in the appointment of the Principal.
  • To ensure proper financial management of the Academy.
  • To communicate openly with parents, staff and the local community.

Statutory obligation and structure

In accordance with Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) guidance and to ensure that we are compliant with academy financial regulations, the data below pertains to the appointment and service of each of our governors.

“The composition of OAT local governing bodies will always include:

  • At least one co-opted community governor.
  • Two parent governors.
  • At least one and no more than two staff governors.
  • One OAT nominee.
  • The principal.

The LGB operates with these committees: Strategic Progress Board and Finance and General Purposes committee. These are the mandatory committees all the academies have to operate – they can have more if they wish, but not instead of SPB and FGP.”

Be a governor

If you are intersted in becoming a governor, please visit our sponsor’s website for more information.