Local Governing Body

A MAT is one legal entity which is set up to run a number of schools. The MAT will have a board of directors which commonly comprises of representatives from each of the member academies. 
In a MAT, the board of directors has the same governor/trustee/ company director duties as a governing body of a single academy trust. Hence, the board of directors will deal with the strategic running of the MAT and will delegate the operational day-to-day running of the member schools to each academy’s Local Governing Body (LGB), which will usually be set up for each school. The level of delegation to LGBs can be varied to suit specific circumstances.
Duties of the LGB
 Most of the LGB will not be directors or trustees of the MAT and will mainly be representatives from the school. They will however have  duties delegated to them by the board of directors and it will be the responsibility of the board of directors to ensure that they are  exercising these functions in line with the relevant duties. The LGB will still have responsibilities as school governors.


LGB Members

The roles and responsibilities of the governing body:  


Term of Office

Appointing Body

Positions of responsibility Relevant interests
(inc. business, financial and any relationships with school staff)

Mr P. Leivers

4 - 11 November 2022

Multi Academy Trust

Chair of Local
Governing Body

Trust Director, no business Interest declared, other relationships
Solihull MBC Assistant Director Learning & Skills

Mr T. Scott


Local Governing Body

Head Teacher Head Teacher of Northern House School (Solihull), no other interests declared

Mrs S. Gilbert

4 - 11 November 2022

Local Governing Body

Finance Governor Works for Solihull MBC, no other interests declared

Mr J. Birch

4 - 11 November  2022

Local Governing Body

Staff Governor Works at Northern House School (Solihull), no other interests declared

Ms J. Webber

4 - 30 April  2021

Local Governing Body

Local Governor

Ex member of staff at Northern House School (Solihull), no other interests declared

Mrs S. Hawthorne-Slater

4 - 11 November 2022 Local Governing Body Parent Governor Parent Governor

Mrs Y. Clements

4 - 23 September 2023 Local Governing Body Governor Governor



  • Term of Office: Number of Years and date
  • Governor elsewhere
  • Related / married to member of staff
  • Employed at school
  • Mrs J  Finucane is the Clerk

Overall attendance of governors at LGB meetings since the school became an academy in December 2014 is 87.33%.