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22/04/24

Our Head of English Faculty ran the in a time of 2h35m50s … truly incredible. Well done Mr Dixon! 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/iHvOT02IN8— George Abbot School () April 22, 2024

22/04/24

Huge well done to the cricketers. The First XI through to R1 of the National T20 Cup and the U13s second in the Surrey finals! 🏏 pic.twitter.com/eS7Vzjvcqw— George Abbot School () April 22, 2024

22/04/24

It’s been a busy first week back! Follow us on for more! pic.twitter.com/9JlfyC9ChQ— George Abbot School () April 22, 2024

22/04/24

Students had the opportunity to make and east sushi on Friday with our catering team. 🍣🍣🍣 pic.twitter.com/BysJiaGpxA— Fullbrook () April 22, 2024

19/04/24

What an incredibly successful first week of the summer term. ☀️Every year group has got stuck into their learning already. Over the weekend don't forget to support us via the social impact award and the rethink waste project! pic.twitter.com/5Ab07xw53P— Northmead Junior School () April 19, 2024

19/04/24

The children of Loseley Fields win prestigious international science competition run by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at LondonPlease click on the link below for the full story https://t.co/ScFplRVQe4#Science pic.twitter.com/sE9iFwHULy— Loseley Fields () April 19, 2024

19/04/24

Working in an environment of learning makes every day an important one and often a challenging one...read more https://t.co/j8TFJRHueh pic.twitter.com/Iyo7Dh1G3u

19/04/24

Congratulations! Good luck in the final! 🥳🤞 https://t.co/8ncooiznX3

18/04/24

Congratulations to our Year 7 boys football team after a stunning 8-2 victory last night over Guildford County School in the semi-final of the Guildford football tournament. The boys are undefeated this year. Next stop - the final! Thanks Mr Fornasiero for coaching the team!— Kings College () April 18, 2024

18/04/24

Some of our Year 10s took on different maths challenges yesterday, whilst learning about exam technique and revision skills. You all showed fantastic reasoning and problem solving skills when tackling those tricky questions! 👏 Thanks for an insightful day! pic.twitter.com/KfMGsCYj9q— Kings College () April 18, 2024

18/04/24

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and local residents. Please sign up, earn some points and dontate to support our school in our funding bid - sign up link https://t.co/JbCLVb68nT pic.twitter.com/FI5tYv92b8— Northmead Junior School () April 18, 2024

16/04/24

Our German exchange group are on their way home after a fantastic week in Freiburg. Big thanks to Mr W for leading the trip and Ms F for accompanying! 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/e5XEhaRGG1— George Abbot Languages () April 16, 2024

16/04/24

Get ready for an enchanting musical evening! Rehearsals are in full swing for our Gala at G Live, on April 24th. Featuring seven choirs and nine instrumental ensembles. Reserve your seats now! 🎶✨ https://t.co/BMn9MJD4oQ pic.twitter.com/0oJmcuzcC2— Guildford County Sch () April 16, 2024

15/04/24

Year 10 & 11 Students & Parent/Carers - KS4 UCAS Evening - Thursday 25th AprilJoin us in F6, to hear information about Medicine, Oxbridge, STEM for girls & Higher/Degree Apprenticeship.Use the link below to book your tickets now!https://t.co/sfuFAniE9O— Fullbrook () April 15, 2024

15/04/24

Happy first day back - whether you are on INSET or straight into teaching, we hope you are feeling well rested and your batteries are full. We are really looking forward to the term ahead! pic.twitter.com/2pSe5MRqhP

02/04/24

Learning Partners Academy Trust welcomes Glebelands School, Cranleigh into its team of secondary schools. As the schools grow in number, they grow in strength. Schools that join the trust are chosen because ..... read more https://t.co/RNGbH71XcX pic.twitter.com/OWU4BV3FqI

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Trust Governance

We believe that the best people to govern our schools are their own governing bodies - people who are local to them, know them well, care about the students and have the appropriate professional skills.

 

The board of trustees oversees several committees to conduct its work in depth, inviting additional professionals to these committees to assist.

Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

The board of trustees believes in the importance of establishing a Local Governing Body (LGB) to oversee each school within the trust, in pursuit of the trust's vision and values, learning from best practice and taking into account the local community context.

Their core purpose is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Oversee the school’s financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent

The trust's scheme of delegation describes their delegated powers, with further detail in their terms of reference.

  • LGBs are to reflect the view of their stakeholders and therefore include representation from parents, staff and the community
  • LGB members are recruited for a 3-4 year term, on a skillset basis
  • Minutes and supporting papers are made available to the trustees and executive team
  • Membership of LGBs is published on our school websites

LGBs will find that many of their more ‘bureaucratic’ duties (e.g. policy writing) will be carried out by the Trust, freeing up more of their time to focus on learning and teaching.

Governance Leaders Group (GLG)

All Chairs of Governors and Chairs of Committees of the Board meet every term to improve the effectiveness of governance, through:

  • Two-way communication between the board of trustees and the Local Governing Bodies (“communication”)
  • Consultative strategic conversation (“strategic consultation”)
  • Self-evaluation and training (“reflection”)

As set out in their terms of reference, the Governance Leaders Group will be responsible for implementing standards in governance effectiveness, guided by the DfE Governance Handbook.

This will involve (but is not limited to):

  • Strategic Leadership: clarifying the trust's vision, ethos and strategy
  • Accountability: for educational standards and financial performance
  • People: e.g. ensuring that skills audits are undertaken on a regular basis, that the governor training programme is tailored to their needs and that succession planning is in place
  • Structures: ensuring that roles and responsibilities are appropriate and effective
  • Compliance: understanding statutory and contractual requirements
  • Evaluation: e.g. of external reviews of governance, schools causing concern and Ofsted outcomes