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Local Governing Body


The governance of a multi-academy trust differs from those of maintained schools. The White Horse Federation (TWHF) believes that placing statutory responsibilities firmly at its centre, in the remit of the board of trustees, allows the local governing body (LGB) to focus on providing support, overcoming challenges in the delivery of educational excellence, and achieving outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

There are direct channels of communication between the principal and the LGB chair and central services. The clerk to the board of trustees will hold contact details for all members of LGBs within TWHF. However, routine communication for day-to-day school business should come from the chair of that LGB, managed by the school or through an LGB clerk, if such a position is deemed necessary.

The principal and the chair of the LGB are responsible for ensuring the quality and timely distribution of all material needed to keep LGB members well-informed about the school and TWHF.The principal and the chair are also responsible for ensuring the views of the LGB are well communicated to the board of trustees. This can be done via the elected chair’s representative on the board of trustees. Senior executives from TWHF will be nominated by the CEO to sit on an LGB. Trustees reserve the right to attend any LGB meeting.

The White Horse Federation has a very clear and shared understanding of what constitutes good and effective governance. Schools within TWHF will be judged to have outstanding governance when members of the LGB:

  • Talk about teaching and learning.
  • Know a great deal about the school and its community.
  • Are ambitious for the school and its community.
  • Ask questions which make colleagues reflect, and that these discussions lead to delivering the very best outcomes for every child and adult within the school community.
  • Maintain strong and effective relationships within TWHF.

In order for the shared model of governance to be effective for TWHF and the schools, it is essential that there is effective communication between the board of trustees, the LGBs, chairs groups, principals, the central team, and the executive leadership team.

Current Local Governors

Mrs Claire Leach Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Kathryn Carter Staff (Teaching) Governor
Jemma Collins Parent Governor
Lara Crowley Vice Chair of Governors
Natalie D’Rozario Co-opted Governor
Jenna Godfrey Staff Governor
David Maine Co-opted Governor
Kelly Steer Co-opted Governor
Paul Williams Chair of Governors
Elizabeth Wilson Clerk


Election of Parent Governors - Nomination Download

Register of Interests 2021-22 & Attendance 2020-21

Governors have been appointed by the board of trustees and will serve a four-year term.

NameRoleInterestsDate interests registeredTerms of officeAttendance 2020-21

Claire Leach (currently on leave)

PrincipalTWHF EmployeeNANA2 of 2
Anna WillcoxInterim PrincipalNANANA4 of 4
Paul WilliamsChair of GovernorsNil27/03/19
27/03/19 - 26/03/236 of 6

Lara Crowley

Vice Chair of GovernorsNilNA29/01/2020-28/01/2024
6 of 6

Natalie D’Rozario

Co-opted GovernorNilNA25/01/17 - 24/01/215 of 6

David Maine

Co-opted Governor

TWHF Employee11/07/1811/07/18 - 10/07/226 of 6

Jenna Godfrey

Staff Governor

TWHF Employee13/09/1713/09/17 - 12/09/216 of 6
Elizabeth WilsonClerkNilNANA6 of 6
Kelly SteerCo-opted GovernorNil29/03/21
18/03/21-17/03/252 of 2
Jemma CollinsParent GovernorNilNA18/03/21- 17/03/25NA

Previous Governors

Keith Burke - left 8th July 2020

Bisola Soniki - left 24th August 2020

The White Horse Federation Local Board of Governance

Each school has its own local governing body (LGB). The chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar chairs, from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the executive board. This process will be repeated every two years, thus affording new chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.

TWHF executive board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible, and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of TWHF executive board as communicated to the LGB.

To learn more, visit The White Horse Federation website.

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