About the Academy Trust

Fred Longworth High School is a Single Academy Trust which converted to academy trust status on 1 September 2011.

The academy was incorporated on 8 August 2011 as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital, registration no: 07733109. The charitable company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association are the primary governing documents of the academy. The trustees are also directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. The charitable company is known as Fred Longworth High School.

The members of the Academy Trust are:

    • The signatories to the memorandum
    • The Chair of Governors
    • The Chair of the Committee responsible for financial matters
    • The Chair of the Committee responsible for pastoral, welfare and student matters
    • Those appointed by current members passing a special resolution

The Governing Body comprises of:

    • 7 Governors elected by the Members
    • 4 Staff Governors (Co-opted)
    • a minimum of 2 Parent Governors
    • the Head Teacher
    • additional Co-opted Governors

Governors Meetings:

    • Full Governors – (Chair – Samuel Quigley) 
      • Remit:
        • Oversee the governance of the School to ensure that it meets statutory requirements and has maximum impact upon student attainment and achievement;
        • Ensure that Governing Body meetings and those of the Committees are relevant and effective;
        • Provide leadership and guidance for the wider Governing Body;
        • Provide effective arrangements for new Governor induction;
        • Ensure the provision of appropriate training opportunities for Governors;
        • Monitor the progress of work being undertaken by committees and individuals;
        • Establish and keep under review protocols for the Governing Body and its associated roles.
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  • Business Management Incorporating Audit & Risk Function (Chair – Tracy Lamb)
      • Remit:
        • To ensure that there is effective deployment of all funds available to the school so that they have maximum impact upon teaching, learning and achievement.
        • Ensure that the premises are safe and provide an excellent learning environment for students, staff and community groups.
        • Comply with the standards of the FMGE (Financial Management & Governance Evaluation)
        • To ensure that a programme of reviewing all risks to the academy is in place, including the responsibility for annual and periodic audits.
  • Curriculum Committee 
    • Remit:
      • Provide appropriate support and challenge to ensure a high quality curriculum is in place at Fred Longworth High School;
      • Provide appropriate support and challenge to ensure high standards of provision;
      • Ensure that the school’s Quality Assurance systems and procedures are robust and have impact on attainment, the development of the curriculum and the quality of teaching and learning;
      • Monitor the impact of the curriculum on student attainment and progress;
      • Monitor the progress and achievement of all students and groups, including those from vulnerable groups;
      • Scrutinise the Pupil Premium Strategy and monitor its impact;
      • Monitor CPD provision to ensure highly effective staff training programmes are in place;
      • Nurture and sustain the Fred Longworth community ethos, so that strong links are developed with all stakeholders, including parents and the local community.
  • Pastoral Committee 
    • Remit:
      • Provide appropriate support and challenge to ensure high standards of provision;
      • Monitor the welfare, progress and achievement of all students and groups, including those from vulnerable groups;
      • Ensure that safeguarding is robust and effective in keeping children safe;
      • Nurture and sustain the Fred Longworth community ethos, so that strong links are developed with all stakeholders, including parents and the local community.