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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Governor Roles

Mr Simon Fletcher is the Chair of the Local Governing Board and he can be contacted via


Since joining the Great Learner’s Trust in June 2019, a Local Governing Board has replaced the previous Full Governing Board and the committee structure has been simplified so that all governors have an overview of all aspects of school governance.

The key roles of governors are to:

  • Set the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent

  • Report to Trustees


The Local Governing Board (LGB) meets three times a term.  One meeting each term has a curriculum and standards focus, one a finance and resources focus and the third a focus on the Co-Headteacher report, School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Governor Monitoring and Evaluation visits. 


Mr Simon Fletcher is our Chair of Governors and Mrs Charlie Perry is our Vice Chair of Governors.

  • Curriculum and Standards

  • Resources

  • Headteacher report, SIP, Governor monitoring and evaluation visits

Smaller working groups will be convened as required and will report back to the LGB.


Current Governors

The Governing Body consists of 14 people who are appointed for a 4-year term of office:
8 Community Governors
2 Parent Governors (we currently have 2 vacancies)
2 Staff Governors
2x Co-Headteacher (ex-officio member)

Members of the Great Learners’ Trust join the meetings as observers but do not have voting rights. Our governors have a mix of skills and backgrounds.  If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch via the school office.

Page last updated: 08/09/21