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The Local Governing Body works closely with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) through a ‘strategy team’ and focuses its monitoring activities through pairs of governors working against specific Academy improvement priorities. Delegation to the various parts of the pyramid are made and reviewed by the full Local Governing Body.


The apex of the pyramid comprises the Headteacher and SLT and is focused on the professional day-to-day activity of the Academy. The Headteacher reports to the Local Governing Body on this function via Headteacher Reports to Governors.

A Strategy Team of 5-7 governors (including the chair and vice chair) forms the central section of the pyramid and will work closely with members of the Academy’s SLT. This team has as its focus ‘Strategic Academy Improvement – next year and beyond’. They will know the Academy well through self-evaluation (SEF/SIAMS), engage in benchmarking, and develop strategies and plans for Academy improvement.  The team reports through its minutes to the full Governing Body.

Pairs of governors called ‘Monitoring Pairs’ are assigned against a priority or theme of the Academy plan and make monitoring and evaluation visits during the year. They meet with the lead professional(s) responsible for in-Academy delivery of that target approximately 3 times during the year. The first visit is to be focused on achieving a shared understanding of the priority and how it is to be delivered, the second to discuss progress, and the third to evaluate the results. Each time a visit is made; a report is prepared and circulated to the Local Governing Body which will also inform strategy.

The full Local Governing Body meets 3 times each year, considers reports and recommendations, makes decisions and conducts delegated business.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mrs Erica Clough, who can be contacted c/o All Saints CE Academy or via email at

Academy trusts are required to publish their accounts in full on their website. All information relating to Dales Academy Trust membership and accounts can be found on their website.

Dales Academy Trust

All documentation submitted to the Education Funding Agency can be downloaded below.


Page Downloads Date  
Funding Agreement 02nd Sep 2013 Download
Governing Body Terms of Reference 2020 21 16th Nov 2020 Download
Governors Register of Interest 2019 20 16th Nov 2020 Download
Memorandum and Articles of Association 23rd Jan 2013 Download