Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

The role of the governing board is to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)


Furness Education Trust- Members and Trustees:

Furness Education Trust comprises of five members, nine Trustee and four co-opted Trustees at Trust level.

Members are responsible for appointing and removing Trustees and hold Trust Board to account for implementing the agreed strategy.

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the running of all academies across the MAT. Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the management of the Trust and also appoint the CEO and the CFO and hold them to account as well.

The authority for running each academy remains with the Headteacher and Local Academy Committee, as detailed above. This authority is defined in the scheme of delegation.

More information about the Trust governance structure can be found here.