Local Governance

The role of the Local Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' section of our website which aims to introduce you to the governing body at our school. 

Wadebridge Primary Academy enjoy the benefits of a joint governing body with other 'large' schools within our Trust. These include Looe Academy,  St Cleer Academy and Brunel Academy. This arrangement means we can share best practice between schools as well as utilise each others' strengths. 

The key role of the LGB is to provide a balance of challenge and support to school leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement in the school. 
Our responsibilities are to: 
 1. Deliver the Trust and school strategy and vision, contributing to the creation of the School Development Plan and ensuring this sets priorities to deliver the strategy articulated by the Trust in the Local context 
 2. Support educational Improvement by ensuring that the plans put in place by Head Teacher and School Improvement specialists are leading to improved outcomes for children. This will include reviewing the impact and effectiveness of the pupil and sports premium spend, as well as reviewing progress against the School Development Plan 
3. Monitor how effectively resources are allocated to meet priorities 
 4. Monitor safeguarding outcomes in the school 
 5. Review recommendations from the Bridge specialists relating to IT and Health and Safety and highlight any concerns identified with proposed plans 
 6. Engage with stakeholders – examine, evaluate and feedback to parents and other stakeholders on the overall quality of the children’s experience in the school as well as identify, understand and respond to stakeholder’s views and concerns

Meet the Local Governors 

For Hub Governor details, please see the register of interests below- these are the governors who meet together from a group of schools.

Tim Carson - Chair of Governors

Steve Payne

Denise Christian

Ben Pipe

Chris Wathern - Headteacher

Jonathan Langton - Staff Governor

LGB Monitoring at Wadebridge Primary Academy

The governing body has a crucial role to play in the life of our school and the effectiveness of governors in carrying out their responsibilities is a central part of the overall effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school.

Their key role is to oversee the strategic development of our academy. This involves monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness, and offering support and challenge. As well as providing this through LGB meetings, monitoring is a key aspect to their work.

The following monitoring visits have taken place over the last year:

 - Data and standards
 - Pupil Premium
 - Sports Premium
 - Wider curriculum
 - Website Compliance 
 - Recovery Premium/School Led Tutoring 
 - Phonics/Early Reading
 -  EYFS 
 - Safeguarding (including SCR, online safety)
 - Behaviour and wellbeing
 - Attendance 

Copies of our LGB minutes are available from Reception on request.



View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Bridge Board Planner For LGBs v1.0 (1).docx
Bridge Board Planner For LGBs v1.0 (1).docx
Bridge Local Governor Hub Attendance Register 2022-23 Large Schools[45].pdf
Bridge Local Governor Hub Attendance Register 2022-23 Large Schools[45].pdf
Bridge Schools Scheme of Delegation for LGBs v1.0.docx
Bridge Schools Scheme of Delegation for LGBs v1.0.docx



Brunel Wadebridge Looe St Cleer LGH Register of Interests 2023-24.pdf
Brunel Wadebridge Looe St Cleer LGH Register of Interests 2023-24.pdf


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