The Local Governing Body (LGB) at Meopham Community Academy has a wide range of experience, knowledge and competency working effectively in teams making corporate decisions.
The LGB's role is to exercise leadership on behalf of The Pathway Academy Trust in the running of an individual school, to hold the school's Senior Leadership Team to account on the operation and performance of the school and to exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, and the Trust's Directors.
Governors come from a variety of different backgrounds, reflecting the many interest groups in the school, but they have one important thing in common: they are dedicated to ensuring that the children in our school have the best education possible. This is the primary focus of all governors.
Our school's LGB comprises: Parent Governors (PG); Staff Governors (SG); and Community Governors (CG). The full governing body usually meets four times a year, with additional meetings called when necessary.
Becoming a Parent Governor is open to all parents or carers of children within the school. When a vacancy arises, the school community is notified via letter, nominations processed and elections are then held to select the new governor. They each serve for four years. Support and training is available for all new governors.