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The Dean Trust Governance Structure

The Trust Board (“the Trustees) are responsible for governing the Trust and ensuring all legal and statutory requirements are met. Their role is strategic and by working closely with the Trust’s Executive Team they retain oversight of all strategic issues. The Trustees meet at least six times per year to discuss Trust business and strategically important issues. More information about the Trustees and Executive Team can be found here.

The Trustees have established a number of Local Governing Committees (LGCs) across the Trust. The LGCs consist of parents, staff and community governors who are tasked with supporting and challenging the headteacher and school leadership on a range of issues including; pupil performance, financial management and staff wellbeing. Each Local Governing Committee meets four times a year and is chaired by a community governor with the support from a Governance Professional employed by the Trust.

The West Trafford Learning Partnership is a joint Local Governing Committee for Ashton on Mersey School and Broadoak School, chaired by John Lamb. The Governance Professional who supports the LGC is Sophie Christie.

Within each Local Governing Committee there are several smaller subcommittees which focus on the following areas; Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Risk, People & Wellbeing, and Performance Management & Pay. Most subcommittees meet three times a year.

Governance Documents

The Terms of Reference for the Local Governing Committee and all subcommittees can be found here

All governors agree to adhere by the Code of Commitment and Conduct for Governors which can be found here

Committee Composition
Local Governing Committee Membership
Local Governing Committee Roles

Governor Pen Portraits
Pen Portraits

Meeting Schedule
Governance Meeting Schedule

Committee Attendance
Governor Attendance Record

Governor Attendance Record


Register of Business and Conflicts of Interest
Governor Register of Business

Further Downloads
Click here to view The Dean Trust Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association as well as other Dean Trust Governance Documents.

Request for Copies

If you would like hard copies of any of the committee information, including minutes, please contact the committee’s Governance Professional.


To contact any member of the Local Governing Committee or the Governance Professional, please contact the main school number or office email in the first instance.



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