At Prime7 we value the role that governance has to play at all levels of the Trust. We particularly recognise the important role that local governors play in the support and challenge for school leaders.
The Trust Board delegate authority and the responsibility of decision making to the Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) of each of our schools through the Scheme of Delegation.
The relationship between the Trust Board, the LGBs, school leaders and Trust executive, made up of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is a collaborative one that works towards a common vision. The Scheme of Delegation ensures that governance has an impact at all levels with no duplication as it offers clarity of decision making, accountability and responsibility.
Local Governing Boards (LGBs)
Our LGBs are the champions of our values in each of our schools. The role of a Local Governor within a Multi-Academy Trust is an important one and sits at the heart of the relationship with school leaders. The Trust Board establishes the LGBs and approves the membership of each board. For the most part, each LGB is made up of individuals drawn from the community, both as elected and appointed members.
The Local Governors are accountable to the Trust Board as well as to the communities they serve. Across all of our LGBs we have a range of expertise that help to support and challenge school leaders to make their school highly effective. Our governor training support programme helps to ensure that new governors are inducted successfully and that existing governors are kept up to date with changes in education practice and procedures.