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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 Committee


The Trust Board delegate some functions of the ‘day to day’ running of The Weald to the Local 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 Committee (LC) 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 LC. The LC provides the framework within which he and his staff work.


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


The LC 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 LC 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 LC membership is:

Sarah Smith, Chair of LC and designated LC member for Safeguarding

James Baguley, Headteacher, The Weald CofE Primary School

Helen Everett, Foundation Member

Mark Brown, Staff Member

Alexia Bolton, General Member

Matthew Sparkes, Parent Member

Richard Green, Parent Member


All members of the LC are appointed by the Good Shepherd Trust.


Full Name of LGC MemberName and Nature of BusinessNature of InterestDate of Appointment or Acquisition of Business InterestCessation of InterestDate of DeclarationDate of Review

Sarah Smith





07 Dec 2020

September 2021

James Eliot Baguley

The Weald CofE Primary School


01 Sept 2020


Sept 2020

September 2021

Helen Elizabeth Everett

Animal and Plant Health Agency, DEFRA

Research Scientist

10 April 2006


Nov 2020

September 2021

Mark Owen Brown

The Weald CofE Primary School

Site Manager

01 May 2016


28 Dec 2020

September 2021

Alexia Bolton

Pennthorpe School


01 Sept 2017


02 March 2021

September 2021

Matthew James Sparkes





Linklaters LLP









June 2008










03 March 2021



15 Sept 2021

September 2021



September 2022



Further governance documentation can be found below.

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


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