Nyland School About Us

Local Governing Body

Overview

The governance of a multi-academy trust differs from those of maintained schools. The White Horse Federation (TWHF) believes that placing statutory responsibilities firmly at its centre, in the remit of the Board of Trustees, allows the local governing body (LGB) to focus on providing support, overcoming challenges in the delivery of educational excellence, and achieving outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

There are direct channels of communication between the principal and the LGB chair and central services. The clerk to the Board of Trustees will hold contact details for all local governors of schools within TWHF. However, routine communication for day-to-day school business should be via the chair of that LGB, managed by the school or through an LGB clerk.

The principal and the chair of the LGB are responsible for ensuring the quality and timely distribution of all materials needed to keep the local governors well-informed about the school and TWHF. The principal and the chair are also responsible for ensuring the views of the LGB are effectively communicated to the Board of Trustees. Trustees reserve the right to attend any LGB meeting.

The White Horse Federation has a very clear and shared understanding of what constitutes good and effective local governance. Schools within TWHF will be judged to have outstanding local governance when the LGB:

  • Talks about teaching and learning.
  • Knows a great deal about the school and its community.
  • Is ambitious for the school and its community.
  • Asks questions which make colleagues reflect, and that these discussions lead to delivering the very best outcomes for every child and adult within the school community.
  • Maintains strong and effective relationships within TWHF.

Current Local Governors

Nyland School Local Governing Body is under development at present and for an interim period will operate a joint governing body with St Luke’s Academy. More information about its members will be added to the website accordingly.

Nyland School belongs to a Strategic group of the Special Schools within the White Horse Federation and the Chair of this group is Philippa Dancey.

In the interim, whilst the new Local Governing Body is established, if you need to contact the Chair of Governors in relations to issues at Nyland School, please contact Mrs Dancey at: [email protected]. Or Karen Powell (TWHF Governance Consultant ) at: [email protected]

Joint Governing Body Members:

TitleName

Chair

Karen Powell

St Lukes Principal

Judith Buckingham

Nyland Principal

Paul Holroyd

Clerk to the governors

Sam Cole

Co-Opted Governor

Jane Boulton

Rachel Davies

Josie Shurmer

Ray Williams

Parent Governors

Dion Gale

Sam Hinton

Taylor Thurman

Shakira West-Morland

Staff Governors

Laura Brake


The White Horse Federation Governance Information

Click on the button below to access TWHF Governance information including

  • Annual report
  • Annual audited accounts
  • Memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Names of charity trustees and members
  • Funding agreement

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