Local Governance roles within the Academy

The Role of a Local Governing Body (LGB)

The role of the LGB is a strategic one. The LGB is responsible for promoting high standards and educational achievement. The school is accountable to the Group Board, and the LGB should ensure that the school meets the requirements of the Group Board.


The LGB works in partnership with the Principal, the Senior Leadership Team and senior executives from Anthem:

  • Uphold the values of the school, the ethos and core values of Anthem
  • Set the school’s strategic plan
  • Monitor the performance and progress of the school, agreeing strategies to achieve continuous improvement, raising standards for all students
  • Ensure budgets are allocated effectively reflecting the priorities as set out in the school’s strategic and school improvement plans
  • Set key targets



The LGB meets at least once a term to provide support and challenge to the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team and to discharge its responsibilities. The Principal attends the LGB and other members of staff regularly provide updates and presentations at the meetings.

Members of the governing body visit the school regularly to take part in a range of activities to understand school life, celebrate the academy’s success, provide strategic input to decisions and hold the Senior Leadership Team to account.

Key areas of responsibility over overseen by appointment of a ‘link governor’ responsible for that area (these are set out below against individual members). Link governors meet with key staff in their area or sit on the relevant Academy committee and are responsible for reporting back progress and issues to the LGB.

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