Lyndhurst Junior School is a Kings Group Academy and as a part of a Multi-Academy Trust, the Governors of the school are delegated powers by the Trust Board to oversee governance at a local level, on behalf of the main Trust Board. The Local Governing Body also exercises the same responsibility for College Park Infants School, which is also a part of the Kings Group Academies.
The Chair of Governors is Hugh Whitaker (contactable through the school office).
As Governors, we aim to work in conjunction with parents, staff and other stakeholders of both schools to exercise a local form of governance that is responsive and reflects the voice of the community we serve.
The Local Governing Body is a team of people who work closely with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School to make key decisions to enable the successful running of the school and ensure that it delivers high quality education.
Governors have a number of roles. The three main ones are:
- to provide strategic direction to the school.
- to ensure accountability and in particular the safety of children and staff at the school.
- to act as a critical friend to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School.
Other roles cover: monitoring how the school budget is spent; forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship; setting and monitoring standards for pupils; setting the policy for admissions to the school; appointing staff and hearing appeals.
Governors come from all sections of the community, parents, business management and a host of other skills. All can offer extremely helpful expertise to the school, work as part of a team and give commitment to the school. Although the role can be very demanding it is very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your community.
Chair of Governors
Previous Governors who have all left in the last academic year (2017-2018)
Mr Ollie Martindale
Miss Lizzy Shackelford
Mrs Rebecca Suffolk
Mr Terry Parkin
Mr Mark Fairbairn