Local Governance Committee


The governance of a multi-academy trust differs from those of maintained schools. The White Horse Federation (TWHF) believes that placing statutory responsibilities firmly at its centre, in the remit of the board of trustees, allows the Local Governance Committee (LGC) to focus on providing support, overcoming challenges in the delivery of educational excellence, and outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

There are direct channels of communication between the principal and the LGC chair and central services. The clerk to the board of trustees will hold contact details for all members of LGCs within TWHF. However, routine communication for day-to-day school business should come from the chair of that LGC, managed by the school or through an LGC clerk.

The principal and the chair of the LGC are responsible for ensuring the quality and timely distribution of all material needed to keep LGC members well-informed about the school and TWHF. The principal and the chair are also responsible for ensuring the views of the LGC have good lines of communication to the board of trustees. This can be done via the elected chair’s representative on the board of trustees. Senior executives from TWHF will be nominated by the CEO to attend any LGC.

The White Horse Federation has a very clear and shared understanding of what constitutes good and effective governance. Schools within TWHF will be judged to have outstanding governance when members of the LGC:

  • Talk about teaching and learning.
  • Know a great deal about the school and its community.
  • Are ambitious for the school and its community.
  • Ask questions which make colleagues reflect, and that these discussions lead to delivering the very best outcomes for every child and adult within the school community.
  • Maintain strong and effective relationships within TWHF.

For the shared model of governance to be effective for TWHF and the schools, it is essential that there is effective communication between the board of trustees, the LGCs, chairs groups, principals, the central team, and the executive leadership team.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors please email the clerk, Jackie Morgan

Current Local Governance Committee

Mrs Helen Tudor - Principal & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emily Medland - Chair of Governors, Co-opted Local Governor [email protected]

Mr Shaun Preen - Staff Local Governor (Teaching)

Rev Trevor Day - Co-opted Local Governor

Ms Celia Rios- Ramirez - Staff Local Governor (None Teaching)

Ms Emma Beale - Co-opted Governor

Ms Sarah Bakewell - Co-opted Governor

LGB Meetings

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Updated: 16/10/2023 17 KB

Register of Interests 2022-23 and Attendance 2021-22 (see above for 22/23 and 23/24)

Local Governors have been appointed by the board of trustees and will serve a four-year term.

Name Role Nature of Interest Date Interest Registered Terms of Office Attendance 2021-22
Mrs Helen Tudor Principal TWHF Employee Nil N/A 3 of 5
Mrs Emily Medland Chair (Co-opted Local Governor) None Nil 25/03/2019 - 24/03/2023 5 of 5
Mr Shaun Preen Staff Local Governor (Teaching) TWHF Employee Nil 03/09/2018 - 02/09/2022 4 of 5
Rev Trevor Day Co-opted Local Governor None Nil 03/10/2020 - 02/10/2024 2 of 5
Ms Celia Rios-Ramirez Staff Local Governor (Non Teaching) TWHF Employee Nil 25/03/2019 - 24/03/2023 3 of 5
Ms Emma Beale Co-opted Governor None Nil 19/07/2021 - 18/07/2025 4 of 5
Ms Sarah Bakewell Co-opted Governor TBA TBA 15/10/2021 - 14/10/2025 3 of 5

Previous Governors 

Ms Lisa Osman - Left 11/12/2021 (attended 2 of 5 meetings)

Mrs Penny Scott - Left 18/01/2022 (attended 5 of 5 meetings)

Mr Tom Barkham (attended 3 of 5 meetings)

The White Horse Federation Governance Information

Click on the button below to access TWHF governance information, including:

  • Annual report
  • Annual audited accounts
  • Memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Names of charity trustees and members
  • Funding agreement
  • Gender Pay Gap Report
  • Higher Paid Staff reports