Local Governing Body 

Woodnewton – a learning community is part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi-Academy Trust.  The governance structure at Woodnewton is therefore part of a wider governance structure of IFtL itself.  More details can be found in the link below: 

The Local Governing Body at Woodnewton – a learning community are at the centre of how our Academy operates, Governors work as a team, along with the Principal, to provide the future strategic direction and focus for the Academy. The Local Governing Body aims to ensure the Academy provides a good quality broad and balanced education with raised standards. No power or responsibility rests with an individual Governor, together as the Full Board of Governors they share the delegated responsibilities. 

The three core strategic functions that our Board of Governors have a strong focus on are: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of our Academy and our pupils, and the performance management of staff; and 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of our Academy and making sure our money is well spent. 

The Governing Body are not there to rubber stamp decisions, they are responsible for how the Academy is performing. They both support and challenge the Principal and Senior Leadership Team by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the children at Woodnewton – a learning community. The day-to-day leadership of the Academy is the responsibility of the Principal and staff.