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Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) enables independent oversight of the activities and direction of the school.  It provides guidance, support and acts as a critical friend offering challenge when appropriate. It is responsible for setting and agreeing policies and procedures within a United Learning framework.

The LGB is comprised of parents, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as volunteers mostly from within the local community and those with a strong interest in the local area. Its aims are to have a broad range of skills, experience, expertise and interests and all of its members share the common purpose of helping and enabling the school to achieve its ambitions and aspiration of ensuring the "Best in Everyone".  The current Chair is Mrs Kay Haffenden and she can be contacted via email on chairofgovernors@shoreham-academy.org.

The Chair is appointed for a 3 year term by United Learning and all of its members are appointed for a minimum term of 3 years by the LGB itself on a basis of skill set and overall contribution that can be made to help the school excel and become a "great" school experience for students in the broadest sense of its meaning.

The LGB meets termly during the second half of each term. The Resources Sub-group and Student Focus Sub-group meet termly during the first half of each term and feedback to the full governing body.  There are designated governors for Safeguarding, SEND and Finance & Health & Safety. 

Appointment of the Principal and senior leaders involve the LGB.

For further information or enquiries about the LGB please contact Donna Churchill on donna.churchill@shoreham-academy.org or by phone 01273 274100 ext. 207.



Shoreham Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

LGB Details

Members who have stepped down

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
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