Lawn Manor Academy’s vision is “Inspiring and Creating Futures for All”. As Governors of the School, it is our responsibility to make sure this vision comes true. We make sure everything done in the school is designed to help it happen.
- Ensure the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school is clear and is being achieved
- Work with the headteacher to continually improve the performance of the School, its staff and its pupils
- Oversee the financial management of the school to make sure money is spent in the best way
There are a wide range of activities we take part in to help us with these responsibilities. In addition to participating in regular committee meetings, we visit classrooms, liaise with different faculties and meet with staff, pupils and parents/carers. We are also often present when the school is holding events for pupils or parents/carers.
Lawn Manor is part of the Ascend Learning Trust. This means that our Local Governing Body feeds into the Trust Board, via meetings and updates. It is the Trustees on the Trust Board who have ultimate accountability for the governance of all of the schools within the Trust.
We strongly believe that creating a diverse team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds will help us achieve our goals better. Whether governors are parents, from local community groups, from business, or even from other educational bodies, we want as wide a range of different skills and experience on our Local Governing Body as we can find.
Governors work on a voluntary basis. There are six formal meetings of the Local Governing Body at Lawn Manor each year. These are one per school term, held in the evenings. Typically, we commit to giving 20 hours a year (there are always opportunities to give more time) to the role and to being able to attend meetings in the evening.
We would love to hear from you if you think you might be interested in finding out more about the role of a governor. For more information about the role of a school governor at Lawn Manor Academy, please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of the Local Governing Body