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Local Governing Body

Richmond School and Sixth Form College works very closely with its Local Governing Body. This group of individuals, who have a very wide range of backgrounds, offers both support and high levels of challenge to the Headteacher and the Leadership Team, ensuring that standards across the school are constantly being raised.

As an academy within Areté Learning Trust, which has within the governance structure, Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) as sub-committees of the Board of Directors, the role of our LGB is clear.

The terms of reference for the committee include realising the Trust’s vision, values, policies and priorities, providing internal assurance/risk management, developing the local community and employer links and focusing primarily on the core areas of the effectiveness of leadership and management in the school, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, students’ personal development, behaviour, safeguarding, well-being and progress.

Our LGB  question, challenge and support  our school leaders. Details of specific responsibilities delegated by the Board are set out in the Scheme of Delegation and its appendix.

contact the local governing body

The chair of the LGB is Ms Judy Hooton who can be contacted by e-mailing:

The Trust Governance and Compliance Lead can be contacted by e-mailing


Governor profiles


The governors of Richmond School Local Governing Body are required to complete an annual Declaration of Business Interests. Copies of these declarations are held by Arete Learning Trust's Governance and Compliance Lead and are inspected annually by the appointed Auditors.
To view a copy of the current register interests please click on the link to the right.


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