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Role of the Local Governing Body


The LGB is responsible for promoting high standards and educational achievement.


The school is accountable to the United Learning Group Board, and the LGB should ensure that the school meets the requirements of the Group Board.




The LGB works in partnership with the Headteacher, the senior leadership team, and senior executives from United Learning to:


  • Uphold the values and ethos of the school,
  • Monitor the performance and progress of the school
  • Ensure budgets are allocated effectively reflecting the priorities as set out in the school’s improvement plans


Further detail on the responsibilities of the LGB can be found in the Scheme of Delegation.


To contact the Chair of Governors, please contact Daisy Lawrence on

The Galfrid School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.


The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2019 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:


Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference for the Local Governing Body

Governor attendance, pecuniary interests, business interests and relationships with staff/governors

Contact the Chair of Governors

To contact the Contact the Chair of Governors, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can email the clerk at