Lancaster Royal Grammar School Academy Trust
Academy Trusts have different governance arrangements from schools that are under Local Authority control and their governors have a wider range of duties than governors of maintained schools. Academies also have an additional layer of governance, known as Members. The Members are responsible for appointing governors, receiving the statutory accounts at their Annual Meeting and for making any changes to the constitution of the Academy Trust (known as the Articles of Association).
The Members of Lancaster Royal Grammar School Academy Trust are: Prof. M Alexander, Dr J Bentham, Mr R Burgess, Mr D Cameron, Mr P Fitton, Mrs E Lund, Mrs G Manklow, HHJ P Sycamore, Mr M Burrow, Mr A Neal, Mrs W Preston, Dr N Parekh, Mr D Walker and Mr H Roberts.
The Governing Body is responsible for making strategic decisions and for overseeing the operation of the school. As an academy is also a charitable company limited by guarantee, the governors have duties both as directors under company law and as trustees under charity law.
The main role of the governors of Lancaster Royal Grammar School is to work with the Headmaster to set the strategic direction and guiding principles of the school.
Governors are also responsible for:
Ensuring the quality of the educational provision
Challenging and monitoring the performance of the school
Ensuring the effective management of the resources, finances, property and employees of the school
The Governing Body works at a strategic rather than operational level delegating operational matters to the Headmaster. The Governors - who include members of stakeholder groups, such as staff, parents, Old Lancastrians, partner Universities and members of the local community - put the education and welfare of the pupils at the heart of their decision making. They monitor the work, standards and performance of the school. They work collectively, offering their time and effort on a purely voluntary basis because they are proud to be associated with an outstanding school and are dedicated to its continuing excellence.
Mr Howard Roberts
Chair of Governors
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Mr. Richard Gittins
Clerk to the Governors
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HHJ Phillip Sycamore
Mr. Michael Burrow
Dr John Bentham
Mr. Douglas Cameron
Mrs Ena Lund
Mrs Gill Manklow
Mr. Rod Burgess
Mr. Andrew Neal
Dr Christopher Pyle, Headmaster (Ex-Officio)
Mr. Paul Fitton
Prof Martin Alexander
Mr Douglas Walker
Dr Nina Parekh
Mrs Wendy Preston
Mr. Andrew Whipp, Mrs Sarah Troughton, Ms. Alison Bland
Mr. Richard Mellon, Mr. Hugh Castle, Mrs Margaret Sinclair
Co-opted Sponsor Governors
Mr. Kevin Roberts
If you would like to contact The Chairman of Governors, or any of our Governors, or obtain redacted minutes of Governing Body or committee meetings please contact us via the Clerk to the Governing Body