Local Governing Body


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 governing body (LGB) to focus on providing support, overcoming challenges in the delivery of educational excellence, and achieving outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

There are direct channels of communication between the principal and the LGB chair and central services. The clerk to the Board of Trustees will hold contact details for all local governors of schools within TWHF. However, routine communication for day-to-day school business should be via the chair of that LGB, managed by the school or through an LGB clerk.

The principal and the chair of the LGB are responsible for ensuring the quality and timely distribution of all materials needed to keep the local governors well-informed about the school and TWHF. The principal and the chair are also responsible for ensuring the views of the LGB are effectively communicated to the Board of Trustees. Trustees reserve the right to attend any LGB meeting.

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

  • Talks about teaching and learning.
  • Knows a great deal about the school and its community.
  • Is ambitious for the school and its community.
  • Asks 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.
  • Maintains strong and effective relationships within TWHF.

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

Current Local Governors

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)

Mr Tom Barkham

Parent Local Governor

Ms Emma Beale

Co Opted Governor

Ms Sarah Bakewell

Co-opted Governor

Register of Interests 2022-23 & Attendance 2021-22

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

Name Role Nature of Interest Date Registered Terms of Office Attendance 2021-22
Mrs Helen Tudor Principal TWHF Employee Nil NA 3 of 5
Mrs Emily Medland Chair (Co-opted Local Governor) None Nil 25/03/19 - 24/03/23 5 of 5
Mr Shaun Preen Staff Local Governor (Teaching) TWHF Employee Nil 03/09/18 - 02/09/22 4 of 5
Rev Trevor Day Co-opted Local Governor None Nil 03/10/20 - 02/10/24 2 of 5
Ms Celia Rios-Ramirez Staff Local Governor (None Teaching) TWHF Employee Nil 25/03/19 - 24/03/23 3 of 5
Mr Tom Barkham Parent Local Governor None Nil 20/01/20 - 19/01/2024 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 (resigned in last 12 months)

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

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