Southfield Junior School

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Academy Committee

Southfield is an academy part of the multi academy trust Grove Learning Trust (GLT). GLT opened on 1st December 2019 and you can click this link to visit our trust website. 

As an academy part of Grove Learning Trust, Southfield has a local governing body, which is overseen by the trust's Members and Directors. 

Southfield's local governing body is called an Academy Committee.

Grove Learning Trust's Governance Structure

The governors at the Academy Committee level hold the academy leadership team to account for the performance of the academy. They operate as one body, not as sub-committees. Each Academy Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors via the Board of Directors’ committees. Governors are appointed by the Board of Directors after appropriate elections or recruitment processes that will be run by the relevant academy committee.

Grove Learning Trust’s Board of Directors believes that the best results will be achieved when each individual school’s Academy Committee receives the level of responsibility appropriate to their circumstances; good and outstanding schools will operate with maximum delegated responsibility; those that have not yet reached Ofsted good will receive closer support and guidance.