Role of the Governing Body

Duties of the Local Governing Body

Most of the LGB will be representatives from the school. They will however have duties delegated to them by the board of directors and it will be the responsibility of the board of directors to ensure that they are exercising these functions in line with the relevant duties. The LGB will still have responsibilities as school governors.

Delegations to the LGB 

Maximising the freedoms that academy status offers

· Autonomy to focus directly on student needs and Academy initiatives
· Personalise the curriculum around students to keep them engaged with education
· Every penny of resource can be used to make a difference to every student
· Pooling of resources and sharing of best practice across all Academies
· Unified approach to school improvement


We have enjoyed the joy and reward of seeing young people who lacked confidence and self-belief:

· Raise their self-esteem and motivation
· Improve their confidence in the classroom
· Improve their performance in academic subjects
· Prevented from becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
· Break free from deprivation and poverty
· Prepared socially and academically for the challenges of the outside world
· Prevented from involvement in crime and gang activities


Members of the Governing Body:

Malcolm Parfitt – Chair of Governors

Simon Smith – Principal

John McMaster – Community Governor

Mark Shenton – Staff Governor

Please see the following documents regarding all aspects of the SchoolsCompany and Goodwin academy governing body.



Date of Appointment  

End date



Appointing Body Interests Register Attendance
Simon Smith


1.9.16 ex offficio STH STH (ex officio) none 4/4
Malcolm Parfitt


1.9.16 1.9.20 Parent Trust none 4/4
John McMaster


1.9.17 1.9.21 Community Community none 1/1
Mark Shenton


1.9.16 1.9.20 Staff Staff none 4/4

Scheme of Delegation of Financial Power

Annual Governance Statement 2016-17