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:

Simon Smith – Principal

Malcolm Parfitt – Chair of Governors

Rahnie Smith – Staff Governor

Mark Shenton – Staff Governor

Vicki Rataj-Worsnop- Local Governor

Jayne True- Local Governor

David Cronk – Community Governor

Jeff Thompson – Community Governor

John McMaster – Associate Governor

Nicola Taylor – Clerk to Governors (please email for any Governor related queries)

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

Name Date of Appointment End date Category 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
Rahnie Smith 1.9.17 1.9.21 Staff Staff none 0/0
Mark Shenton 1.9.16 1.9.20 Staff Staff none 4/4
Vicki Rataj-Worsnop 9.3.17 9.3.21 Trust Trust none 2/2
Jayne True 9.3.17 9.3.21 Community Trust none 2/2
David Cronk 1.9.17 1.9.21 Community Trust none 0/0
Jeff Thompson 1.9.16 1.9.20 Community Trust none 4/4

Directors List

SchoolsCompany Financial Documents

Scheme of Delegation of Financial Power

Annual Governance Statement 2016-17