Local Governing Bodies
The Trustees have the ultimate legal responsibility for the governance of all United Learning schools. Each school also has its own Local Governing Body (LGB), to which clear roles and responsibilities have been delegated. The central purpose of the LGB is to provide support and challenge to the school on behalf of the Group Board, drawing on local knowledge of the school and its community.
The Group Board maintains links with the LGBs through the Company Secretary (as first point of contact on governance issues) and designated Trustees. Click here to see the full list of Trustees.
The Chairs of the LGBs of the academies and of the independent schools come together with relevant lead trustees on each side to form a Chairs’ Forum, which meets three times in the academic year and provides advice on strategy and education, further enhancing communications between Local Governing Bodies and the Trustees.
Full details of which responsibilities are retained by the Group Board and which are delegated to the LGBs (as well as those delegated to the Executive/Central Office team and Headteachers) are set out in Appendix 4 to United Learning LGB Members Handbook.
Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation