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Lethbridge Primary School
Governors
Introduction, Minutes and Academy Documents Who We Are

'The Headteacher is strongly supported by a knowledgeable governing body.' Ofsted June 2013

The Governing Body of Lethbridge Primary School is made up of 19 members, from 3 different categories: Community (8), Parents (6) and Staff (4) plus the Head. Governors are elected or appointed for a 4-year term.
The full governing body with all 19 governors meets once every new term (6 times a year). We also have a Finance and Staffing committee which meets 4 times a year to make decisions or recommendations for the governing body to endorse or decide.

All meetings are clerked, and have a well prepared agenda, accurate minutes and documented actions.

The main responsibilities of the committee are defined in the governing body's Scheme of Delegation, a formal document which is reviewed annually. Minutes of governing body meetings are prepared by the clerk, and become public documents once accepted. Meetings are open only to governors and those invited.

Governors work closely with the school to promote high standards of educational achievement for all the children and have a wide range of legal responsibilities to fulfil. They set the overall vision, practices and ethos by which the school operates, and holds the school to account for its actions. The head and the senior management team are responsible for the day to day running of the school, while the governing body is responsible for monitoring, checking and challenging the senior management of the school to ensure they do the best they can for the school. Governors are also Members and appoint new "Community" Governors. Parent Governors are elected by all parents if the nominations received exceed the vacancies.

The local authority has a governor support team, who ensure that governors receive regular updates of government changes in education and provide many training courses to ensure governors are well equipped for their role.
If you would like to contact the governors you can do so via the school office or Clerk to the Governors by email to: . If you have a question concerning your child, you should contact the teacher in the first instance.

For queries regarding admissions, please contact Swindon Borough Council. Additional information about the role of governors and how to become a governor can be obtained from Governor Support on Swindon 463875 or 463876.

Minutes and Academy documents
20 March 2018 1 February 2018 29 November 2017
2 November 2017 28 September 2017 11 June 2017
10 May 2017 15 March 2017 2 February 2017
29 November 2016 22 September 2016 12 July 2016
19 May 2016 16 March 2016 2 February 2016
30 November 2015 13 October 2015 26 March 2015
4 December 2014 22 May 2014 27 March 2014
6 February 2014 5 December 2013 8 October 2013
Articles of Association       Funding Agreement
Governors' Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 August 2016
Governors' Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 August 2015
Governor Information and Pecuniary Interests
Governors' Scheme of Delegation
Governors' Allowances Policy
Attendance Record 2017-18
Attendance Record 2016-17
Attendance Record 2015-16
Lethbridge Primary School converted to Single Academy status in 2011 which means that we are an academy trust and a registered company, limited by guarantee.

Academy schools are state funded schools in England which are directly funded by central government (specifically, the Department for Education) and independent of direct control by the local authority. The governing body of an Academy is accountable to the Secretary of State through the requirements of a Funding Agreement.

Each Academy is under the control of its governing body, which has a clearly defined strategic role in shaping success.

A range of documents appertaining to the Trust are available to view above.

Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 7685652.
Registered office: Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY
Lethbridge Primary School                     Lethbridge Road                     SWINDON                     Wilts                     SN1 4BY
Telephone: 01793 535033                                Email:
Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7685652.
Registered office: Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY
Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY
Tel: 01793 535033
Email:
Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7685652.
Registered office: Lethbridge Primary School, Lethbridge Road, SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4BY