Meet Our Governors

Linchfield Local School Board

“Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.”

DfE Governance Handbook 2019

Please see the document below, to learn more about the CIT Governance Structure and LSB Responsilities.

The LSB’s main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school’s future direction and focus.

The LSB work as a team. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full Local School Board that has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It’s important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge their headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the pupils.

The task can be divided into three main roles – providing a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend to the school and ensuring accountability.

Please click on the relevant documents below:
CIT Governance Structure & LSB Responsibilities

Governor Attendance

Governor Profile
Linchfield Local School Board (LSB) is currently made up of the following members.
Mr D Bland

Director of Governance & Operations (Chair of Governors) (Safeguarding Governor)

Contact via the clerk.

Mr P Hill

Director of Education – Primary

Mrs B Jackson

Associate Headteacher

Mr R Gamman

Headteacher – John Fielding Special School

(Appointed: 04/03/15)
I moved to Market Deeping in 2014, from Kent. I am married with 2 children, both at secondary school. I joined the Linchfield Governing Body, as Clerk, in March 2015. Prior to this, I clerked at numerous schools for Kent County Council and Medway County Council. I enjoy working with the Governing Body, assisting them in reaching the goals and vision for the school.

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