Introduction

Gayton Primary School is part of the multi-academy trust, Cheshire Academies Trust (CAT). Our governing body at Gayton works from the Scheme of Delegation set by the Trust Board of CAT and is known as the Local Governing Body. Governance of Gayton Primary School is split between those matters decided at CAT level and those matters delegated to the Local Governing Body.

Our governors include parents, staff and members of the community. Governors serve a 4-year term of office and a maximum of two terms. Trustees can, in exceptional circumstances, authorise up to a maximum of a further single third term of office. The Local Governing Body is constituted in accordance with the requirements set out by CAT which includes:

Headteacher,
Up to 2 staff governors,
At least 2, and up to 4 parent governors,
Up to 8 co-opted governors.


The focus of the governing body is as follows:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
  • To ensure and enable parental engagement, and to engage with other key stakeholders in the community.