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Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body

The Sigma Trust firmly believes in local governance structures. LGBs have delegated functions as set out in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. The Trustees remain accountable and responsible for these functions.

The duties of the LGBs include:

  • Establishing the vision and ethos for the relevant academy ensuring that it fits within and promotes the vision and ethos of the Trust.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the values of the Academy
  • Supporting the Headteacher of the Academy and being a critical friend
  • Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching and behaviour and safety within the Academy
  • Engagement with the Academy’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils and staff
  • Advising the Trustees about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy

The Trust is moving towards a structure where each LGB consists of four or five “Regional Governors” that sit on more than one LGB, sometimes these LGBs are combined and meet on the same night. The Regional Governors will have a number of years of experience that they can bring to the LGB and may include Trustees. The remaining members of the LGB must include two elected parents and two staff members, including the Headteacher. The Chairs of LGB meet with the Chair of the Trust and the CEO on a termly basis.

The Chairs of the LGBs are:

Clacton County High School – Steve McGrath

Colne Community School and College – Steve McGrath

Harwich and Dovercourt High School – Adrian Leggett

Monkwick Infant and Nursery School and Monkwick Junior School – Sandra Tate

Paxman Academy and Philip Morant School and College – John West

St Helena School – Jill Brindle

The Stanway School and Thomas Lord Audley School – Stephen Whitfield

Clacton County High School

Clacton County High School

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Colne Community School and College

The Colne Community School and College

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Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Harwich and Dovercourt High School

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Monkwick Infant and Nursery School and Monkwick junior school

Monkwick Infant School and Nursery and Monkwick Junior School Joint LGB

Click to view information on the joint Local Governing Body of Monkwick Infant School and Nursery and Monkwick Junior School

Paxman Academy and Philip Morant School

Paxman Academy and Philip Morant School and College Joint LGB

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St Helena School

St Helena School

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The Stanway School and Thomas Lord Audley School

The Stanway School and Thomas Lord Audley School

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