As per our Nexus MAT Articles of Association and Nexus Scheme of Delegation, each school within Nexus Multi Academy Trust has its own Local Governing Body (LGB), which must have a minimum of 2 parent governors in its membership. Local Governing Bodies have powers and responsibility delegated to them by the Trust Board of Directors and from the Chief Executive Officer, so that those people closest to a school have the prerogative to governor effectively.
The Governing Body was constituted on 1st September 2018 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:
Local Governing Body
The total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.
The membership shall comprise:
- the Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
- the Headteacher;
- no fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
- two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
- the remaining Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.
We strongly believe that excellent schools have excellent leadership and management from within, and a key component of this is governance. The Trust has a duty to ensure that it enables excellent leadership in each of our schools through empowerment and support.
The Nexus Governance Handbook includes the terms of reference for Local Governing Bodies and outlines the code of conduct for governors. To view this document click here.