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Local Governing Body Information

As a school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of St Martins School ultimately is with the Board of Trustees of The 3-18 Education Trust.  In common with all the Trust schools, St Martins School has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between St Martins School and The 3-18 Education Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the Trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Governance and can be found can be found as a download at the end of this page.

 In summary, the role of the LGB is to:

  • provide advice to the Trustees on the functioning of the school;
  • act as a key link between the Trust, parents and the school community;
  • act as a sounding board for the Headteacher and offer challenging but positive support to the Headteacher;
  • continually review the overall impact of the Academy; and
  • assist with and review the implementation of certain school policies, such as student admissions and behaviour.

 The LGB has the following core responsibilities:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.


All Local Governors sign a Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations of and commitment required.  A copy of the Code of Conduct can be found as a download at the end of this page.

There is a Role Description for Local Governors.  A copy can be found as a download at the end of this page.

 The Chair of the LGB Ms Jan Edmondson can be contacted through the School or the Clerk to the Governors

The Clerk to the LGB is: Ms Carole Warner and can be contacted by email:  carolewarner@318education.co.uk or by post

St Martins School, Moors Bank, Oswestry, SY10 7BD

For information about the  3-18 Education Trust, its board of trustees and financial details, please click on this link to  the Trust website http://www.318education.co.uk/  or direct links can be found on the Key information and finances page