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The Halifax Local Governing Body is a committee of the main board of the OMAT Trust.  The OMAT Terms of reference sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Local governing body and how it fits with the overall governance of the Trust. 


The LGB meets formally three times a term, and throughout the school year visits the school for a range of reasons. These include monitoring progress of the school improvement plan, receiving subject area updates, health and safety visits, conducting staff, pupils and parent perception surveys and to celebrate achievements of the staff and pupils. 


The three core functions of the LGB are to:

  • Ensure Clarity of Vision and strategic direction.
  • Hold Leaders to account for educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff. 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent 


Examples of what this means for your children are:

  • Strategic direction


The LGB made the decision to join the Orwell Multi Academy Trust (OMAT). We believe they by joining the trust our pupils education will be improved because of the opportunities to work collaboratively with the other schools. We believe in the vision of the OMAT that in our school: Learning is unstoppable and aspirations will have no limits


Financial Performance


Every year the LGB approve the School Improvement Plan.


Throughout the school year we monitor this plan by speaking to pupils, teachers, looking at books to ensure that key targets are being met. 


The Chair of the LGB is Lisa Elmer and the role of Vice-Chair is shared between Hannah Barber and Jennifer Wright. They can both be contacted via the school office. 


Local Governing Committee Members



Type of Governor

Key Area of Responsibility

N.B Annually SIP target areas will be allocated to each governor.

Lisa Elmer

Parent Governor

Chair of Governors 

EYFS, Staff Wellbeing

Clare Tyler

Trust Governor

Named Safeguarding Governor, Curriculum

Anita Krishna


Halifax Primary School

Kevin Dale

Trust Governor

Health and Safety

Charlotte Greenslade

Associate Governor


Jennifer Wright

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

SEND/Health and Safety

Gary HarveyTeacher GovernorTBC

Hannah Barber

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

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