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