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Local Committee

Local Committee (LC)

St John's CofE Primary School is an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust (GST). The GST is a multi-academy trust (MAT) within the Diocese of Guildford. More information about the GST can be found here

The functions of the Trust Board of the Good Shepherd Trust are to lead strategy development, hold the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and his team to account, operate within financial constraints, define an overall vision for GST schools, meet the governance compliance required by law and create a strong, effective governance structure on the board and in schools. To view The Good Shepherd Trust Board membership, click here.

Please click here to view the Trust Financial Reporting information.

The members of the LC, the Headteacher and staff work together constantly to improve the quality of the education we provide to our children and to promote Christian values in all aspects of school life.

All LC members are appointed by the Trust and are expected to perform their duties in accordance with a Code of Conduct. Declarations of interest are declared and reviewed at each LC meeting and are available to view at the bottom of this page.

What are the roles and responsibilities of the LC?

The Trust has given the Local Committee (LC) a scheme of delegation which shows what the LC is responsible for. 

When do the LC meet?

The Local Committee meets six times per year. Members are expected to attend.

Local Committee Meeting Dates 2023-24:

Autumn term

5th October 2023

7 December 2023

Spring term

8 February 2024

21 March 2024

Summer term

23 May 2024

11 July 2024

Please note that LC meetings are not 'open' meetings. See LC Terms of Reference for details.

Who are the LC members at St John's?

Statutory reporting of members of the Local Committee (including terms of office) is on Get Information About Schools. Here are the local members.

Types of membership

  • Headteacher (ex-officio);

  • Parent members, elected by parents of registered pupils at the academy and must be a parent of a pupil at the academy at the time of the election, or appointed by the GST;

  • Staff elected member, one member of the school staff from each school as a representative of the staff, normally appointed by ballot;

  • General members.

A term of office for a local committee member is four years and a local committee member may serve two terms (8 years) if eligible – parents/staff would have to be re-elected to be eligible.

What responsibilities do the LC hold?

Each member has roles and responsibilties within the LC which are given here.

I'm interested in joining the LC. What should I do?

Firstly, thank you for your interest! Parent members can only be elected where a vacancy exists for a parent member on the LC. If you are not a parent and would like to be considered to be appointed as a general member on the LC, you should contact the Chair ( to arrange an informal chat about where your strengths and experience might be best used.

Attendance at meetings

Information about attendance in the previous academic year can be found by clicking here.

What other interests do LC members hold?

Declarations of Interest

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