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The Local Governing Board of Portway Junior School


The Odyssey Collaborative Trust have chosen to have a Local Governing Board in each of the schools across the MAT. The LGB is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.


The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the trustees. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such decisions such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Local Governing Board meetings

The Local Governing Board has a minimum of six meetings a year to meet and review the progress of the school. The remaining meetings for the 2020/21 academic year are as below:






Nominated Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Nominated Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role. Each nominated governor meets staff in school who are responsible for that area.


Interested in Becoming a Governor

We are often in the need of governors at the school.  If you are interested in finding out more details, please click here to email the Chair. *We currently have 1 vacancy for a co-opted governor, please contact school for further information.


Local Governing Board Information

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Elizabeth Dark who can be contacted via the school. The Vice Chair is Mr Andrew Ward.


Head of School, Emma Wilkinson, is a member of the LGB by virtue of her position.

The Local Governing Board is made up of nine governors divided into four governor categories

In attendance at LGB meetings are Mr David Blackwell (Executive Head Teacher) and  Mr Adey Greaves (School Business Manager of Portway Junior School and Chief Operations Officer of the Odyssey Collaborative Trust)


The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Sarah Hand



LGB Minutes

The minutes of this academic years LGB meetings can be found below. Minutes of meetings prior to these can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, by emailing



Meeting Attendance 2020-21

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