Our Role

Our Role 

St Wilfrid’s is part of The Hurst Education Trust (HET) a Multi-Academy Trust set up by Hurstpierpoint College in collaboration with the Diocese of Chichester.

The LGB members have been delegated responsibilities for overseeing the management side of the school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing.  We work alongside senior leaders to enable the school to run as effectively as possible to provide excellent education to our children.

The Local Governing Body works within a Scheme of Delegation determined by HET.  We work in close partnership with the headteacher to run the school, establishing the strategic framework.  The day-to-day management and running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.

We are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher, offering challenge, constructive advice and support.


What does the Local Governing Body do?

The LGB works with the Headteacher making strategic decisions about:

  •          The school’s Christian vision to enable the whole school community to flourish.
  •          The school’s aims and objectives around how the school will develop and improve.
  •          Standards: ensuring a strategic and systematic approach to promoting high standards of educational achievement.
  •          Targets: setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement.
  •          Curriculum: ensuring that the curriculum is broad and balanced and ambitious for all learners and based on the National Curriculum.
  •          Policies: deciding how, in broad strategic terms, the school should be run.
  •          Finance: determining how best to use resources allocated to the school; and being accountable for ensuring that funds are spend in accordance with government procurement and reporting standards.
  •          Staffing: deciding the staff structure, the pay policy and making decisions on staff pay.
  •          Appointments: appointing the head and deputy headteacher and other staff.
  •          Discipline: setting the general principles to guide the head teacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst pupils.
  •          Self-evaluation: understanding how well the school is doing, identifying and monitoring areas for improvement.
  •          Developing partnerships: ensuring the school works effectively with other partners.
  •          Community links: keeping the school at the heart of its community.
  •          Health and Wellbeing for both children and staff.
  •          Spiritual development

The Local Governing Body meets each term. There are also four committees which deal with specific areas of the school in detail:

  •   Curriculum, Quality & Standards (teaching and learning)
  •   Resources (finance and premises)
  •   Admissions
  •   Pay