Governing Body and drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust

Position and functions of Executive Governance Groups

We are part of drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust.  We are a sponsored academy and joined on 1st October 2015.

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The Trust Board is deeply committed to helping schools to support parents and respond to the diverse needs of their local communities.   Governance publications from Ofsted and the DfE have helped the Trust to give deeper consideration to how best to use EGGs to add impact, accountability and pace to school improvement and what the ‘golden thread’ relationship should  look like between the Trust Board, EGGs and Community and Parent Forums.​

Three statutory functions (DfE Governance Handbook 2017) Six features (DfE Governance Handbook 2017)
Overall purpose:

To provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance

Three functions:

•Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

•Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

•Work in partnership with the Trust Board to ensure efficient use of resources and value for money is achieved

Six guiding features have been set to shape the work of the Executive Governance Groups:

Strategic leadership that sets and champions Trust vision, ethos and strategy locally

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance

People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity

Structures that reinforce clearly defined responsibilities   and accountability

Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements (AFH 2018)

Evaluation to monitor and improve the effectiveness and impact of governance


Click on the link to read information about the Finances: Financial statement of drb Year end 2017 and Annual audited accounts and Auditors report


Membership of Board and Trustees


The Chair of Trustees is Mr David Sheldon.  The Chair of the Executive Governance Group is Mr Nick Field.  This is the local governance group and governors Hob Green Primary School as well.

The Governing Body’s main role is to help lead the school, not to manage it.  Their role involves discussing long term plans, the future of the school, how the school budget should be best spent so that the school can achieve the best possible education for your children.

If you would like to know more about the role of the Governing Body then please talk to one of the Office Staff who will arrange for you to speak to one of the Governors.

David Sheldon – Chair of Trustees, Vice Chair of Finance Committee, Link Governor for Safeguarding and SEN

Nick Field – Executive Governance Group, Parent Governor, Member of Finance Committee, Link Governor for Health and Safety

Governors Attendance 2015_16

Governors Attendance Register 16-17

Governors Attendance Register 17_18

Governor’s Business Declaration of Interest 2015_16

Governors Business Interests Register 2016-17

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