Luston and Shobdon


Who are we?

The Governing Body of the Federation consists of parents, staff and members of the community of both schools and a representative of the Local Authority

What do we do?

Governors play an important role in raising standards through four main areas:

  • Overseeing the strategic direction of the Federation in order to support the raising of standards;
  • Ensuring the accountability to all stakeholders for the Federation’s overall performance and for decisions taken by the Governing body;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of both schools in the Federation in relation to priorities and targets;
  • Making sure that we constructively challenge, acting as a ‘Critical Friend’ as well as supporting the Executive Headteacher, the Senior Leadership Team and all members of the staff team.

Through this strategic leadership and accountability, Governors of the Federation allow the Executive Headteacher and staff to focus on the day to day management of both schools.

The Federation Governing Body appoints the Executive Headteacher of the schools and can be involved in the appointment of other staff. It is the Governing Body that holds the main responsibility for financial management but works closely with the Executive Headteacher and the School Business Manager in making decisions about the best use of the resources available

Ofsted quotes:

“The Governing Body has a clear and accurate grasp of the strengths and priorities for the school.”– May 2018


“The governors are very committed to the school. They played an effective part in the creation of the federation so that the transition was smooth for pupils, parents and staff. – December 2018

The Federation has three committees.

Finance and Resources including responsibility for Health and Safety issues

Curriculum and Standards including responsibility for the Curriculum offer

Pupil Support and Welfare including responsibility for Safeguarding


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