Our Local Governance Committees

The three core functions for governance in all academies are:-

  • 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 performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the Trust Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governance Committee (LGC) of each academy via a document called a Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governance Committees consist of approximately 6 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The LGC meets twice each term.

St Benet’s MAT Scheme of Delegation 2023-24

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Acle Church of England Primary AcademyAlastair Smyth
Alburgh with Denton Church of England Primary AcademyBeth Barrett
Beacon Federation of Church of England Primary Academies Bruce Gordon
Little Plumstead Church of England Primary AcademyRichard Cranmer (Transition Board Chair)
Newton Flotman Church of England Primary Academy and St Mary's Church of England Junior AcademyMark Wallington
Tacolneston and Morley Federation of Church of England Primary AcademiesKatie Brown (Vice Chair)
The Diss Primary Academy Partnership
(Diss Infant Academy and Nursery and Diss CE Junior Academy)
Bruce Gordon
Harleston Sancroft Academy
Mike Soper
Scole Church of England Primary AcademyBruce Gordon (Transition Board Chair)