Local Governing Body

The three core functions for governance in all academies are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the DNEAT Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via a document called a Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governing Body consists of 5 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The full LGB meets twice each term.  There are also termly meetings for each of the sub-committees:

Resources Committee (covering finance, premises, IT, health & safety)

Standards & Curriculum (covering teaching, Learning and safeguarding)

Link to Trust Accounts www.dneat.org/accounts

Link to DNEAT Governance www.dneat.org/governor

The Mundford and Gooderstone Federation Governing Body:

Trust appointed:

  • Mark Rolph
  • John Hayden
  • Sally Saunders
  • Dave Smith

Parent Governors:

  • Dan Keeler
  • Scott Savory

Staff Governors:

  • Christina Galletly
  • Natalie Rudd

The Churchside Federation LGB Membership

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles
Christina Galletly Headteacher 01 Dec 2014 Attendance
John Hayden Appointed governor 01 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018 Performance Management
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Daniel Keeler Parent governor 10 Dec 2014 9 Dec 2018 EAL
Ian Monson Appointed governor 23 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2021
Mark Rolph Appointed governor 01 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018 Chair
Performance Management
Natalie Rudd Staff governor 15 Mar 2016 15 Mar 2020 Healthy Schools
Sally Saunders Appointed governor 01 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018 SEND & LAC
Educational Visits
Scott Savory Parent governor 03 Feb 2014 2 Feb 2018 Health & Safety (Buildings)
Dave Smith Appointed governor 19 May 2015 19 May 2019 ViceChair
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Meetings and Monitoring 2017-2018

LGB Meetings


Standards &
Governor Monitoring
across the federation
week commencing:

4th October


26th September


25th September

27th November


21st November


20th November

22nd January


16th January


8th January

12th March


6th March


5th March

14th May


8th May


1st May


7th May

including Internal Site survey

16th July


10th July


9th July

including External Site survey


Governors are welcome to come in to the schools without appointment during these weeks to monitor a different focus each time and then present to governors at the next meeting. Governors are also welcome to come in at any time but please make an appointment to ensure that there are not a lot of other visitors already in school.

Governor Attendance 2016-17