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The Local Governing Body for Marsden Junior School has an oversight role: they monitor, review and communicate the development of the academy and report to the Trust Board. The Trust Board appoint the Local Governing Body who act as a committee to the Trust.
The function of the Local Governing Body includes:
  • Building an understanding of how the school is led and managed to support future developments
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Being a point of consultation and representation
The detailed activity of the Local Governing Body is to:
  • Effectively monitor the implementation of the Trust and academy’s strategic development plans for Marsden Junior School
  • Champion the vision, ethos and strategy of the Trust, through maintaining a clear and explicit vision for the future for Marsden Junior School
  • Provide the necessary information to the Trust Board with regards to operation and performance of Marsden Junior School
  • Monitor and review Marsden Junior School progress against agreed strategic goals in accordance with academy progress, including at key growth stages or if performance of the academy drops
  • Effectively communicate with relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor school staff and LGB training to ensure it is linked to the development priorities
  • Monitor the progress and attainment of all pupil groups, always ensuring there are effective measures in place to diminish any gaps
  • Have an effective oversight of the performance of all other employees at Marsden Junior School
  • Ensure that statutory requirements are met
  • Support business and financial planning making sure money is well spent
  • The term of office for all governors is four years

MJS Local Governing Body Members

A Midgley – Chair of Governors
Moira Scarff – Parent Governor
Lisa Jagger – Parent Governor
Josh Kaye – Staff Governor
Jamie Stuttard (Executive Principal) – Staff Governor
Vacancy – Community Governor
Jess Clow – Clerk to the Local Governing Body
Further information about the Local Governing Board can be requested through the Chair of Governers. The Chair can be contacted via the Clerk to the LGB, in writing at the school address below or by email at
LGB register of interests is included within a central register on the MAT website please click here.
Click here for information about the governance of the Great Heights Academy Trust.
Annual Trust Reports and Accounts
If you would like a paper copy of the information provided on the website. Contact the office by email. This will be supplied free of charge.

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