The Governing Body consists of people from the academy's community, such as parents, staff, local businesses and the Police. Governors are volunteers and most serve for four years.

What do Governors Do?

Governors have a strategic overview of the school and are extremely supportive of staff and praise their dedicated efforts. Our positive partnership work ensures that decisions are made in line with our shared vision to provide the best quality education for our pupils.

Governors monitor and report upon what is happening in the school, by regularly visiting classes and holding professional dialogue meetings with individual teachers.


The Governing Body meets at least three times each academic year; ie. once per term.

The Governing Body provides the Headteacher and Academy Staff with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. A summary of the current Governing Body Members for Witham St Hughs Academy can be found in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page, along with non-confidential documentation.

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust's terms of reference for further information on how the Local Governing Body operates.

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust's Governance Structure /assets/downloads/governance_structure_2017_for_the_webiste_(1).pdf

The L.E.A.D Academy Trust Master Funding Agreement can be found here /assets/downloads/master_funding_agreement.pdf

Contact / Any questions?

If you:

•       have any questions;

•       want to raise any issues with the Governors;

•       are unable to find the information you want; or,

•       you wish to apply to join the Governing Body,

please contact the Clerk  to the Governors

c/o L.E.A.D. Academy Trust
5a The Ropewalk
NG1 5DU           Telephone: 0115 822 5440