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Welcome to our Governors' area

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT. 

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal.  All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

What does the Local Governing Committee do?
Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible. The Local Governing Committee is constituted in the following way:

Headteacher – ex-officio by nature of their position
Staff Governor – elected by staff members
Parent Governor x 2 – elected by parent/carers in the academy
Trust Appointed  Governor x 5 – appointed by the Board of Trustees
Foundation Governor x 2 – appointed by the Diocese of York and the Methodist Church

Forest of Galtres LGC membership 2019-20


Foundation Governor                         Rev Trevor Gant 2016-

Appointed by the Diocese of York


Foundation Governor                         Rev Andrew Foster 2018-

Appointed by the York Methodist Circuit


Headteacher                                       Allyson Buckton 2014-



Staff Governor                                    Gillian Chapman 2020-2024

Elected by staff


Parent Governor                                 Nick Turnbull 2020-2024

Parent Governor                                 Tracy Evans 2017-2021

Elected by parents


Trust-appointed Governor                  Susan Van Hout (Chair) 2017-20; email:

Trust-appointed Governor                  Stephen Popplewell (Vice Chair) 2017-2021

Trust-appointed Governor                  Gemma Sutton 2017-2021

Trust-appointed Governor                  Campbell Robertson 2020-2024

Trust-appointed Governor                  Vacancy

Appointed by the LGC & approved by the Trust Board


Governance Support Officer              Isabella Kvist-Hansen (CYC governance service)


Complaints the number of complaints registered during 2018-19 is 0


Former governors & date their term ended

Hannah Gray (elected by staff) 14.4.20


Dates of LGC meetings for 2019-20:


Thurs 26/09/19
Thurs 05/12/19
Thurs 30/01/20
Thurs 26/03/20
Thurs 04/06/20
Thurs 09/07/20


All meetings start at 6pm in the school