The Purpose of the Local Governing Board

Westerton Primary Academy is part of the Leodis Academies Trust.  The Trust Board is the Governing Board for all Academies within the Trust.  Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation.

The Westerton Primary Academy Local Governing Board works closely with the Principal, school staff and other external agencies to make sure all pupils get the best possible education.  The bringing together of Governors with different backgrounds, experience and interests provides a wide range of skills that benefit the Academy.


Chair of Local Governing Board:

Angela Rhodes


School Governors


Westerton will retain its overall ‘outstanding’ categorisation and strive to ensure this measure applies to every aspect of the school’s responsibilities. 

In the next 4 years we will become one of the leading academies providing primary education in Leeds and a source of inspiration and assistance to other schools within our Leeds community of schools.

The role of the Governing Board

The Governing Board has three core strategic functions:

  • To set the vision and strategic direction of the academy.
  • To hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school.
  • To ensure that the financial resources of the academy are well spent.

Powers of the Governing Board

The Governing Board is recognised in law as a corporate body, which means it has a legal identity separate from that of its governors.

It also means that individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the Governing Board except where the whole Governing Board has delegated a specific duty to that individual. The Governing Board can also decide to delegate certain responsibilities to committees that it has established.

Governors will, therefore, take collective responsibility for the decisions reached by the Governing Board to publicly support decisions.



There are three main committees which meet at least three times a year:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pupil Support
  • Resources