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Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Governing Body

Every school in the UK has a team of governors which is made up of parents, teachers and people from the local community. School governors are chosen by the existing governing body, by other parents from the school, or by other members of staff from the school.


Our Governors

The Odyssey Collaborative Trust have chosen to have a Local Governing Board (LGB) in each of the schools across the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).


The LGB is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school

A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the trustees. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with decisions such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper ranges of academic and social objectives.


Local Governing Board meetings

The Local Governing Board meets throughout the year to review the progress of the school.


Nominated Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Nominated Governors’ with responsibilities to review the curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.

Each nominated governor meets staff in school who are responsible for that area.


Local Governing Board Information

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.

The LGB consists of 10 positions (1 Head, 1 Staff, 3 Parents, 5 Co-opted), there is currently 1 parent governor vacancy. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The Chair of Governors is Rob Wood who can be contacted via our school email address


To contact our governors please email:


Meet Our Governors