The Governors are a group of people drawn from the staff, parents and the community who work together for the benefit of our school.
The Governors serving on our Local Governing Body are accountable to the trustees (who in turn are accountable to the Department for Education) as well as to the communities they serve. Whilst not trustees under charity law, nevertheless, the governors are under a duty to act in good faith and in the best interests of their school and Lingfield Education Trust.
The aim of the Governors Preston Primary is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment.
This duty includes a responsibility to do the following:
- To ensure their Academy complies with its legal obligations.
- To fulfil the charitable object of Lingfield Education Trust.
- To set targets, monitor pupil progress and attainment, and to challenge the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to achieve the objectives of their Academy.
- To act with integrity, to avoid any personal conflicts of interest and not to misuse any charitable funds or assets of their Academy or Trust.
- To act prudently in the financial management of their Academy, avoiding putting any assets, funds or the reputation of their Academy or the Trustees at undue risk
You can email the Governors at the following address – [email protected]
The Governing Body
Our governing body consists of
- 1 Head Teacher – ex officio appointment
- 1 Staff Governor – elected by the staff
- 2 parent Governors – elected by the parents
- 5 Community Governors – appointed by the Trustees from the local community with the relevant skillset
When appointing governors, Lingfield Education Trust will seek to fill these posts with people who live in the local area where possible whilst having regard for the balance of skills and experience that the LGB needs to fulfil its functions.
This will include the following skills/experience:
- Financial expertise and commercial experience.
- Education; experience of primary education, understanding of current education policy and the Ofsted framework and school performance indicators.
- Ability to analyse school data, ask questions and hold to account.
- Legal expertise.
- Community engagement/community cohesion.
- School governance.
- Premises management.
- Strategic planning.
- Human resources management, including performance appraisal.
More information regarding governance at Lingfield Education Trust can be found on the governance section of the website, here. This includes the Trust ‘Scheme of Delegation’, which details the functions and responsibilities of Local Governing Bodies (and associated committees) within Lingfield Education Trust.
Please click here for meeting attendance
|Governor||Membership Category||Term of Office||Register of Business Interest Form|
|Mrs Sue Richardson||Ex officio||Ex officio term of office||Business Interests|
|Mrs Kerry Stockley||Community Governor||02/6/2020 – 01/06/2024||Business Interests|
|Mrs Claire Allred||Parent Governor||14/07/2020 – 13/07/2024|| Business Interests|
|Mrs Sarah Phillips||Parent Governor||14/07/2020 – 13/07/2024||Business Interests|
|Mr Andrew Robinson||Community Governor||21/05/2019 – 20/05/2023||Business Interests|
|Mrs Charlotte Benjamin||Community Governor||14/07/2020 – 13/07/2024||Business Interests|
|Mrs Jane Blyth||Community Governor||11/05/2019 – 10/05/2023||Business Interests|
|Mr Duncan Clift||Staff Governor||06/11/2017- 05/11/2021||Business Interests|
|Annual Statement of Governing Body 2019-2020||View|
Governors Behaviour Statement
All academies and Trusts must publish their annual accounts as well as key legal governance information, such as Funding Agreements, Articles of Association and accounts information. For these documents relating to Lingfield Education Trust, please click here.