Linton Heights Junior School’s Local Governing Body (LGB) has the responsibility of raising school standards through their three key roles of: –

  • Setting strategic direction
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance

The school operates within the Anglian Learning Trust, which is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Our effectiveness is also challenged by the policies and systems set up by the Trust. Governors meet as a whole LGB once a half term. All business is discussed at these meetings with no subsidiary committees. The governing body is made up of a minimum of 8 members including two parent elected governors, four Trust appointed governors, one staff governor and the Headteacher. There can be a maximum of 12 governors with a further 4 Trust appointed governors. Any further associate governors may also be included if their skills are needed within the governing body.

The expectation of individual governors is to focus on raising standards to help every child achieve their potential; get to know the school and become involved in school life and activities, and respect the professional expertise of the headteacher and staff.  All new governors attend an induction course and follow ongoing training and development for their individual roles.

The governance role is strategic, and this means that governors are NOT responsible for the day to day operation of the School, since this is the function of the headteacher and his leadership team.  The headteacher does however have a responsibility to work with the LGB to set the strategic direction and is, therefore part of the LGB.

We are always looking for people to expand the range of our experience, so please talk to any of us if you would like more information on how we work.

Any questions about governance at the School should be directed to Gill Powell, the Chair of Governors at the following address:

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