As an academy, The Hyndburn Academy is independent of the local authority but is still subject to the usual checks and inspections. It receives regular Ofsted inspections and is accountable to a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGB works with the Principal to ensure that standards at the academy are improving.
It is also responsible for setting policies on matters such as admissions and behaviour. The LGB consists of representatives from the staff (both teaching and non-teaching), parents and members of the local community. The academy is responsible for appointing staff and parent representatives and The United Learning Trust is responsible for recruiting the other members of the LGB.
The Chair of our LGB is Nigel Robson. To write to our Chair of Governors please use the address below:
Chair of Governors
c/o The Hyndburn Academy
The Hyndburn Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.
The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in Appendix 4 to the United Learning LGB Members Handbook, which can be seen on the United Learning website.