Our Community MAT

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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OCMAT offer generic policies for its schools, which are reflected on this website. The individuality of each school’s context means there may be occasions when a school needs to include appendices to the main policy document in line with its own context. As a Trust, we continually review all our policies. Please click HERE to go to our Policies page.

Strategic Management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our governance structure. For a copy of this and further information about the Trust's governance, including membership and attendance at governance meetings,  Please click HERE 

Statutory information is found under membership and under policies.

Further information relating to our local and Trust governance can also be seen on the DFE Website 'Get Information About Schools' (GIAS). Please click HERE.

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Recruitment of New Governors to the LMC.

For further information on becoming an LMC Governor within one of the Trust Schools, please visit our Vacancies page where you will find information on Roles and an application form.  Vacancies / Our Community Multi Academy Trust (Ocmat.org.uk) 

Local Monitoring Council

In June 2021 OCMAT approved the implementation of an Interim Governing Board for Lynsted and Norton Primary School. 

This is composed of 4 experienced local governors, with the chair being a Local Leader of Governance. The Interim Governing Board will exist for the current and next academic year, with a clear target to implement a focused and well supported Local Monitoring Council for the school composed of local people and parents by September 2022.  

Accountability and challenge rests with the Interim Board of Governors, who meet six times per year. The Headteacher, SLT and the SIL report on progress to the Interim Board of Governors at every meeting.

Designated link governors from the Interim Governing Board meet with accountable leaders to triangulate, challenge and monitor progress. 

Roles and Responsibilities


Role and Area of Responsibility  Name
Chair Anne Ryback
Vice Chair Graeme Bowden/Liz Smith
Inclusion (Including SEND) Graeme Bowden
Outcomes for Pupils (Disadvantaged and Pupil Premium, Sports Premium) Alan Norley
Quality of Education Alan Norley, Anne Ryback
Behaviour and Attitudes  All
Personal Development All
Leadership and Management, including safeguarding Liz Smith 
School Development Plan Budge and Finance review Anne Ryback 
Early Years Liz Smith
Health and Safety Graeme Bowden 


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Day to Day management

The Headteachers are responsible for day-to-day management of their school.