INMAT and Local Academy Committee
Board of Governance
InMAT is governed by a Board of Directors all of whom are drawn from the academies in the Trust. The Board is drawn up in line with the model provided by the Department for Education.
The Board is made up of three groups all of whom work together to enhance the education of the children in our care.
For more information please visit https://www.inmat.org.uk/about-inmat/inmat-governance
Academy governors are people from the academy’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members. There is no upper age limit.
Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising academy standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating the academy performance.
"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the academy. This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action.
Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the academy." (Academy Governor Recruitment Toolkit).
A Governing Body have been appointed across both the Infant and Junior Schools to guide and support with a consistent and seamless journey through all phases of a child’s primary education.
Below are highlights from the Governor Detail files attached to this page:
We have 10 members on the Governing Body, made up of the 2 Head teachers, 2 Parent Governors (one from each school), 2 elected staff Governors (one from each school) and 4 Co-opted Governors. We currently have a vacancy for two Co-opted Governors. The Chair of Governors is Sally Langley and she is supported by Vice-Chair, Nick Gray. If you wish to speak to a member of the Governing Body please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Miss Sinead Safford, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of the Governing Body is supported by various committees. We have two Governor Committee Groups and a Head teachers’ Performance Management Group. Governors also have linked responsibilities to SEN, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety and Safeguarding.
The Governing Body meet as Board 6 times a year, and the committees meet three times a year, once every full term.
Please see below for more information: