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Linden Bridge School

Remit of Governors

The governing body is a group of volunteers from within the school and the local community.


Our main responsibilities are:

  • acting as a critical friend to the school
  • providing strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • planning the school’s long-term future
  • setting the school’s aims and values
  • assisting in the appointment of senior members of staff, including the Headteacher


We meet as a Local Governing Body three times a year, and we each have different responsibilities to fulfil.  For example, governors may focus on safeguarding, SEND, learning pathways or leadership and management.


As the School is an Academy in the LIFT Partnership, which is a Multi-Academy Trust, the Local Governing Body is part of a Governance Structure.  The LIFT Partnership has a Board of Trustees, which provides strategic leadership for the schools in the Trust.  The Board has delegated certain functions to be locally managed, which means that Local Governing Bodies have general responsibility for the effective management of the School.  This information is held in a Scheme of Delegation, which can be found on the LIFT Partnership website.


Being a Governor is deeply rewarding and it does require a commitment. Governors are expected to complete induction training, and to take full advantage of a detailed programme of development to help build expert knowledge and practice.