Lateral Academy Trust

Fred Longworth High School is a member school of Lateral 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 of Lateral Academy Trust are also directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. The charitable company is known as Lateral Academy Trust.

The members of the Academy Trust are:
  • The Chair of Governors
  • The Head Teacher
  • The Chair of the Standards Committee
  • The Vice-Chair of the Standards Committee
  • The Chair of the Business Management Committee
The Governing Body comprises of:
  • 9 Governors elected by the Members
  • 4 Staff Governors
  • a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 Parent Governors
  • the Head Teacher
  • up to 3 Co-opted Governors



    • Standards (Chair – Carole Gradwell)
        • Remit:
          – Monitor and oversee the welfare, progress and achievement of students, including through child protection and safeguarding, attendance and behaviour.
          – Ensure that all students are given the support necessary to aid their achievement, so that vulnerable groups and individuals are not disadvantaged.
          – Oversee the use of Pupil Premium to ensure that it has maximum impact upon achievement and monitor closely the achievement of Pupil Premium students to ensure that any achievement gaps are being narrowed.
          – Nurture and sustain the Fred Longworth community ethos, so that strong links are developed with all stakeholders, including parents and the local community.
          – Ensure that the school provides an appropriately broad, balanced and personalised curriculum to meet the needs of all students and to fulfil statutory requirements.
          – Ensure that all students, including those from vulnerable groups, make good progress and achieve their best.
          – Ensure that the school’s Quality Assurance systems and procedures are robust and have impact on attainment and the quality of teaching and learning.
    • Business Management (Chair – Elaine Marks-Parker)
        • 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 FMGS (Financial Management & Governance Self-assessment)
          – Review the Risk Register.
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