The Local Governing Body (LGB) is responsible for ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and clear strategic direction.  It manages this by ensuring that there is Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy, Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.   Our LGB ensures that it has People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity working in a Structure that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities. It ensures that it is Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements employing proper Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

Our LGB works in partnership with our head of School and teaching professionals allowing them to manage the school on a day-to-day basis.

Governors attend meetings where reports on the school’s progress are discussed. They test information received by asking the right questions to ensure that the school spends its budget wisely against the priorities shown in the school plan.

Governors may be Trust, Staff, Parent, Foundation Governors or Co-Opt and are elected and/or nominated to serve. Keith Syrett was formally elected as Chair of the Local Governing Body in January 2020 with Lucy South elected as vice chair.

The list of our Governing Body can be accessed below.

Keith Syrett  – Chair

Brief Biography Keith Syrett

Audrey Tompkins – Vice Chair 

Brief biography – Audrey Tompkins

LGB Documents

Governors Annual Report (2021-2022)


Meetings 2021-2022


Declarations of Interest


Historical Records




Aletheia Academies Trust Governance Documents

Master Funding Agreement


Memorandum Articles of Association


For Trust Governance including Names of Trustees and Members and Scheme of Delegation – please visit the Trust Governance Page. 

For Trust Finance documents including the Annual Report, Annual Audited Accounts, Gender Pay Gap and Trust Executive Pay – please visit the Trust Website.

Shorne CofE Primary School does not exceed the Executive Pay bracket.