Local Governing Body (LGB)

Who Are We?

The LGB has between 7-10 governors, the majority of whom are non-staff members appointed by the Delta Education Board of Trustees. Alongside this, the LGB also requires two elected parents and two elected staff members. The Chair of the LGB is appointed by the Trust Board. All governors are volunteers and bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the role.

What do we do?

The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher and the Trust Board to ensure that the school is well run and promotes high standards of achievement and outcomes for all students. The powers delegated to the LGB depends on the circumstances of each academy within the Trust. The principle determining delegated powers is that of earned autonomy. The performance, capacity and financial security of the academy is reviewed each term by the Board of Trustees.

Four full LGB meetings are held each academic year. Following these, the Headteacher and Chair of the LGB also attend the Board of Trustees meeting to share the Headteacher’s report and feedback on school development.

Message from the Chair:


Please allow me to introduce myself to you.  I am Lynda Strodder, the Chair of the Local Governing Body at Coppice Spring Academy. I am now retired. I was a head teacher for 15 years of a similar school in the south of the county.

School governance is concerned with ensuring high standards of achievement and wellbeing for all students. We act as a critical friend to the head teacher and the school providing challenge and support in achieving its aims and objectives and making it accountable.  We do this in a strategic role not an operational one.

Governors are volunteers including parents, staff and members of the local community. We meet as a full governing body at least once every term.

If you wish to contact the governing body on any matter, including wishing to join the body, you can by using the email address, or by letter addressed to me via the Clerk to the governors.

Lynda Strodder

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