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:
- Great Yarmouth: Cobholm Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, Stradbroke Primary Academy, Trafalgar College
- Norwich: Charles Darwin Primary, Jane Austen College, Norwich Primary Academy, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
- Cromer Academy
- East Point Academy
- Hethersett Academy
- Great Yarmouth Charter Academy
- The Hewett Academy
- Thetford Academy
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.
Elections to local governing bodies
Parents may be represented either directly on the local governing body or via a parental advisory board that reports into it. In most cases these are elected, although if not enough people stand for election the academy may appoint parents instead.
Parent governors normally serve for a four-year term, and can choose to remain a governor even if their child leaves the school during their term.
Nominations are now open for parent govenors at Hethersett Academy. To stand for election, please fill out the online nomination form by Friday, February 2, 2018.