As part of Steel City Schools Partnership the Board of Trustees is legally accountable for the decisions made in all its academies. However, this does not mean the board is required to make them all itself; it can delegate decisions to the Local Governing Bodies (LGB).
The function of the Local Governing Body is to work closely with Leaders in school, to hold them to account for the school’s performance; and oversee the use of resources to ensure value for money in all areas. Governors challenge the schools practices and outcomes to ensure they are performing to standard. Having link governors to the key areas within the Academy Improvement Plan helps to ensure that all aspects of school performance are considered, reviewed, challenged and held to account.
For more information about how Steel City Schools Partnership is governed please go to the Steel City Schools Partnership Governance Page.
For information about attendance at governing body meetings and the pecuniary and business interests of governors please go to the Steel City Schools Partnership Statutory Information .
Types of Governor and how they are elected
Co-opted Governor - appointed by the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. As a co-opted governor, they may have an area of specialist knowledge or experience or bring a wide range of skills and experience to the role of a governor.
Parent Governor – elected by the parents of registered pupils at the School.
Staff Governor – must be paid to work at the school and elected by the Staff.
Trustee Governor – have been appointed by the Trust.
Associate Governor – the governing body can benefit from being able to draw on expertise and experience from outside our formal Governor membership.
You can contact Ben Grinter, Chair of Governors via email - email@example.com or post - FAO Chair of Governors, Greenhill Primary, Greenhill Main Road, S8 7RA