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The Weald CofE Primary School

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The Good Shepherd Trust


The Weald Church of England Primary School, is proud to be an academy that is sponsored by The Good Shepherd Trust.

This link explains who the Trust Board are and what they do. Further information about the governance of the Trust can be found here.

Information on the finances and governance arrangements (including annual reports and accounts) can be found here.

The Trust Board has a Register of Interests, which can be found by following this link.


Local Governing Committee


The Trust Board delegate some functions of the ‘day to day’ running of The Weald to the Local Governing Committee through a Scheme of Delegation, which can be seen below.

Key activities include:

  1. Delivering excellent education for every pupil
  2. Enhancing the distinctively Christian character of our Church schools
  3. Ensuring sound financial management and effective use of public funds
  4. Agree the aims and objectives for the school
  5. Set the policies to achieve those objectives
  6. Set challenging but realistic targets for teaching and monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  7. Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (acting as a ‘critical friend’)


The Local Governing Committee (LGC) receive regular reports on standards and teaching – and monitor progress data, they visit the school regularly, covering all classes, to monitor progress and identify any issues and provide an oversight and agree the budget of the school.

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and working to the objectives agreed by the LGC. The LGC provides the framework within which he and his staff work.


The LGC meets six times per year (more if required and at least once per half term) and all LGC members are expected to attend. 


The LGC comprises of people chosen and appointed by The Good Shepherd Trust, for their expertise and ability to work with school leaders, in order to accelerate the rate of school improvement. There is much to celebrate in the school’s progress to date and the LGC are supporting the initiatives for ongoing improvement, which are already having a demonstrable impact. 


Further information regarding the local governance of our school can be found on the Get Information About Schools website.


The Chair can be contacted by emailing


The current LGC membership is:

Sarah Smith, Chair of LGC and designated LGC member for Safeguarding, Appointed by the Foundation Trust

James Baguley, Headteacher, The Weald CofE Primary School

Helen Everett, Appointed by the Foundation Trust

Mark Brown, Staff Governor


Full Name of LGC Member Name and Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Acquisition of Business Interest Cessation of Interest Date of Declaration Date of Review
Sarah Smith None None N/A N/A 07.02.2020 Sept 2021
James Eliot Baguley   Headteacher 01.09.2021   September 2020 Sept 2021
Helen Elizabeth Everett Animal and Plant Health Agency, DEFRA Research Scientist 10.04.2006   November 2020 Sept 2021
Mark Owen Brown The Weald Primary School Site Manager 01.05.2016   28.12.2020 Sept 2021


Further governance documentation can be found below.

Please click here for The Good Shepherd Trust's financial reporting.


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