The Local Governing Board

Local – A LGB within the Bath & Wells MAT is local to the school and community it serves, just as a Governing Body within an academy or local authority maintained school is local to that community.

Governing – A LGB exists to provide support and scrutiny to the school leadership as does a Governing Body.

Board – There is no legal distinction between a “body” and a “board” in school governance. However the DfE has recently published guidance encouraging members of governors to use the term “boards” in order to promote the application of business-like methods and procedures to ensure value for money and measurable success in achieving stated objectives.​

The Effective LGB

The Local Governing Board is a strategic body that always has the best interests of the school and the local community at heart. The Department for Education is clear that its three core functions are:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

These functions should be fulfilled in partnership with the MAT, with specific reference to the details contained in your school’s Scheme of Delegation.​​

If you would like to contact a member of the Local Governor Board please call the clerk, Tracey Fillingham, on 01823 432582.

Chair of governors:


Elected Parent Governor / Pupil Premium and SEN
Mr David Williams
28.11.2019 – 27.11.2023

Vice Chairperson / Safeguarding Link Governor
Mr Simon Inskip

BWMAT Appointed Governor / Health and Safety
Mrs Susie Watts
13.11.2019 – 12.11.2023

Elected Staff Governor / Health and Safety
Mr James Dakin
31.05.2017 – 30.05.2021

Headteacher / Ex-officio Governor
Mrs Lisa Harvey

BWMAT Appointed Governor
Mr Gavin Lord

Foundation Governor
Mr Brian Hilkene

Situation vacant

Governor Attendance Sep 2018 – 2020

Governor Attendance Sep 2015 – Jul 2018