The Odyssey Collaborative Trust have chosen to have a Local Governing Board (LGB) in each of the schools across the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).
The LGB is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.
A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.
The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the trustees. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such decisions such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
Local Governing Board meetings
The Local Governing Board meets throughout the year to review the progress of the school.
The next full Governing Board meeting is 27th January 2022.
A number of governors are also ‘Nominated Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.
Each nominated governor meets staff in school who are responsible for that area.
Local Governing Board Information
The standard term of office for a governor is four years.
The LGB consists of 9 positions (5 Co-opted, 2 Parent, 1 Head and 1 Staff); all are currently filled. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The Chair of Governors is Marion Close, who can be contacted via the school. The Vice Chairs are Libby Partridge and Brian Moakes.