Our Local Committee
The Good Shepherd Trust
Scott Broadwood Church of England Infant School is proud to be an academy that is sponsored by the Good Shepherd Trust.
This link explains who the Trust Board are and what they do. Further information about the governance of the Trust can be found here.
Information on the finances and governance arrangements (including annual reports and accounts) can be found here.
The Trust Board has a Register of Interests, which can be found by following this link.
The Trust Board delegate some functions of the ‘day to day’ running of Scott Broadwood to the Local Committee through a Scheme of Delegation.
Each Local Committee is responsible for:
- Establishing the strategic direction
- Ensuring accountability
- Overseeing compliance, including monitoring the impact of some grants (such as the pupil premium)
- Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed.
The Local Committee meets six times per year (more if required and at least once per half term) and all Local Committee members are expected to attend.
The Local Committee comprises of people chosen and appointed by The Good Shepherd Trust for their expertise and ability to work with school leaders, in order to accelerate the rate of school improvement. There is much to celebrate in the school’s progress to date, the Local Committee support initiatives for ongoing improvement.
The Local Committee has a maximum of 9 members formally appointed by the trust board, including where they are proposed through election. The trust provides guidance and determines the election and appointment process. Categories of membership is as follows:
- 1 x Headteacher (ex officio) whose term of office continues whilst they are in post.
- 5 x general members appointed by GST. Our local committees do not have foundation governors. There is an expectation that a local committee in a Church school will include representatives from the Church where possible, nominated by the parish on a skills basis rather an ex officio basis.
- 2 x parents/carers of children on roll at the time of appointment at the school, elected by the parent body. Parents/carers may be appointed by GST if there are fewer nominations than vacancies.
- 1 x staff member elected by the staff body.
A term of office for a local committee member is four years and a local committee member may serve two terms (8 years) if eligible – parents/staff would have to be re-elected to be eligible. In exceptional circumstances, and where it is in the best interests of the trust, a local committee member may serve a further period up to four years whilst a successor is found
Further information regarding the governance of our school can be found on the
Get Information About Schools Website (GIAS).
The Chair of our Local Committee, Mr Andrew Poulton, can be contacted by emailing
Governing Body Membership, Attendance FGB 2021-2022, Register of Interest 2022-2023 May 23
Governing Body Attendance Record 2020-21, Register of Interests 2021-22, Membership 2021-22
Governing Body Register of Interests 2020-2021Governing Body Attendance Record 2019-2020