Local Governing Body

A MAT is one legal entity which is set up to run a number of schools. The MAT will have a board of directors which commonly comprises representatives from each of the member academies.  

In a MAT, the board of directors has the same governor/trustee/ company director duties as a governing body of a single academy trust. Hence, the board of directors will deal with the strategic running of the MAT and will delegate the operational day-to-day running of the member schools to each academy’s Local Governing Body (LGB), which will usually be set up for each school. The level of delegation to LGBs can be varied to suit specific circumstances.

Duties of the LGB

Most of the LGB will not be directors or trustees of the MAT and will mainly be representatives from the school. They will however have duties delegated to them by the board of directors and it will be the responsibility of the board of directors to ensure that they are exercising these functions in line with the relevant duties. The LGB will still have responsibilities as school governors.

LGB Members

The LGB is appointed by the board of directors. Below is a list of the governors;

Name Governor Type Role Appointed Expiry Appointed by
Alison Priddle Headteacher 05/08/19 Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher
Mrs Jean Carr
Community Human Resources / Policies and Personnel


Appointed by Trust
Mrs Seonaid Danziger
(Vice Chair)
Community SEN and Looked After Children (LAC) 18/11/11
Appointed by Trust
Mr Jon Rayman  Community Risk 01/09/12
Appointed by Trust
Mr Niall McWilliams Community 01/01/19 31/12/23 Appointed by Governing Body
Mrs Michelle Griffiths Staff Teaching, Learning and Assessment 24/09/15 23/09/19 Elected by Staff
Miss Leah Spiers Staff Teaching, Learning and Assessment 01/10/15 30/09/19 Elected by Staff