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Local governing bodies

Our principals are challenged and supported by local governing bodies. These cover either one or a group of academies.

They report to the Inspiration Trust board, and are made up of local people who have the skills and experience to contribute to the running of our academies with recruitment based on an individual's potential to contribute.

Staff and parents may be represented either directly on the local governing body or via a parental advisory board that reports into it, allowing more people to feed in their views.

Our local governing bodies are:

Details of the membership of the bodies can be found on the relevant school site by following the links above.

An overview of the duties and responsibilities of our local governing bodies can be found on the Governance page, together with our detailed schemes of delegation and responsibility. 

Parental representation

Parents may be represented either directly on the local governing body or via a parental advisory body that reports into it. In most cases these are elected, although if not enough people stand for election the Trust may appoint parents instead.

Although they provide a parental viewpoint, once appointed parent governors serve in the same way as all other governors and are not expected to canvas or represent parents as a whole, or act as a contact point. Parent governors normally serve for a four-year term.