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GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Governance

Governance

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

Local Governing Committee

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal.  All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

What does the Local Governing Committee do?

Local governors have three central duties:

            i) setting the vision of the local academy
            ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
            iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible. The Local Governing Committee is constituted in the following way:

Headteacher – ex-officio by nature of their position
Staff Governor – elected by staff members
Parent Governor x 2 – elected by parent/carers in the academy
Trust Appointed  Governors – appointed by the Board of Trustees
Foundation Governors – appointed by the Diocese of York (Church Schools ONLY}

George Pindar School and the Governors are committed to the Safeguarding and protection of our students. All Governors must to submit to a Criminal Records Bureau check. There is also mandatory training which includes Child Protection awareness, Safeguarding & promoting child welfare and safer recruitment training.

For more information about governance within the Hope Learning Trust, please click here

Further information

Vacancies on the LGC occur from time to time. Anyone who would wish to be considered for appointment is invited to complete a Standard Form and skills matrix and return it to the Clerk to the Governing body.

Any voluntary body who may be interested in nominating a co-opted member of the Governing body is also invited to write accordingly to the Clerk to the LGC setting out details of the body and the reasons for their interest.

Documents available from the Clerk to the Local Governing Committee:
  • Job Description for Governors
  • Person Specification for Governors
  • Skills matrix
  • Register of Interests Form
  • Guidance on Completion of Register of Interests Form
  • Appointment of Governors and Related Issues.
  • Standard Form to be completed by Persons Interested in Appointment

Clerk to the LGC – Jess Swarbrick

If you wish to contact the LGC please write or email:

Clerk of the Local Governing Committee
George Pindar School
Moor Lane
Eastfield
Scarborough
YO11 3LW

Email: jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

If you wish to contact the Chair of the LGC please write or email:
Chair of the Local Governing Committee
George Pindar School
Moor Lane
Eastfield
Scarborough
YO11 3LW

Email: chair@gps.hlt.academy 

To read the Scheme Of Delegation, follow the link below:

HLTY MAT Matrix for Scheme of Delegation September 2019

If you are interested in becoming a governor within the Hope Learning Trust, you can  find out more here