Local Governing Body


The Board of Trustees of Sapientia Education Trust (SET) is ultimately accountable to the Department for Education for the effective and efficient performance for all the schools within the Trust. To contribute to this, it has appointed a Local Governing Body (LGB) for each school. This body reports to the SET board via its committees and operates under agreed Terms of Reference and a Scheme of Delegation

Membership of the LGB at Framingham Earl comprises the headteacher, two parents, up to two members of staff and co-opted members from the local community. The LGB recommends potential members of the LGB to the board of trustees.

Details of current members can be found here

At Framingham Earl the key remit of the LGB is to promote high standards and aim to ensure that students are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being. In order to do this, we contribute to its strategic framework, determining the character, aims, ethos and values of the school; we provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and other school leaders; we monitor the outcomes of the School Improvement Plan; we gather stakeholder voice to measure the impact of actions taken by the School; we monitor the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements and we consider the impact of specific delegated funds. In all of our activities we have regard for our key objectives, which are regularly reviewed. Governors do not involve themselves in the day to day running of the School.

The LGB meets formally 4 times over the academic year and hold 2 informal meetings. Full delegated responsibilities are contained in the Scheme of Delegation. Minutes of the LGB can be found below.

The LGB has the following committees:

Compliance and Audit Committee

We scrutinise and review School level policies. We check action has been taken against the Trust’s Health and Safety reports and we monitor the School's website.

Student Disciplinary and Exclusions Committee
The student Disciplinary and Exclusions Committee meets as and when required and monitors the school’s behaviour and discipline policy. In accordance with statutory requirements it considers the actions of the Headteacher to exclude students from the school, consider representations from parents/carers, and, if appropriate, determine whether the student should be reinstated.


Key Objectives

  •  Rigorously monitor student progress, attainment and wellbeing across the whole school and challenge those SIDP targets that are not being met.
  • Actively seek to increase the diversity of the membership of the LGB.
  •  Actively seek to support the wellbeing of all staff through careful design and monitoring of policies and practices.
  • Participate in whole LGB and individual training activities in order that collectively the LGB is well informed to be able to discharge its responsibilities.
  • Regularly review the strengths and weaknesses of the school and the LGB.
  • Make positive contributions to SET through its committees, conferences and other opportunities that arise.


FEHS Terms of Reference 2021

Funding Agreement 

LGB Minutes

19th May 2021

10th Feb 2021

6th May 2020

5th Feb 2020

11th Dec 2019

9th October 2019


Chair of Local Governing Body:  Peter Porter

Please contact Mr Porter via the School Office

Framingham Earl High School

Norwich Road

Framingham Earl


NR14 7QP


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