Our Committees

Local governance is provided by each school’s Local Committee, who focus on the school’s ethos, standards and relationship with the local community. They also provide support and challenge to the school’s leadership team.

Working together, Local Committee Members and the Trustees provide support and challenge to headteachers and school leaders to promote the highest possible standards and continual improvement.

Being a Local Committee Member is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of children and young people within it. Local Committee Members live or work in the community served by one of our schools and have a keen interest in the school's success.

What is a Local Committee Member?

Each of our schools has a Local Committee Member who focus on the school’s ethos, standards and relationship with the local community. They also provide support and challenge to the school’s leadership team.

Who can be a Local Committee Member?

Anyone with the time, energy and commitment to make a difference to their community. We particularly welcome local business people and individuals with skills or experience in areas such as educational standards, safeguarding, human resources, health & safety and marketing. Selection is based on the completion of an application form and skills audit, and a short interview with the Chair of the Local Committee of the school in question.

What does it involve?

As a Local Committee Member, you would be expected to commit to at least one meeting per term, usually from 6pm to 8pm, attend relevant training and occasionally complete a visit during the school day. Team work, enthusiasm and the ability to ask questions, listen and learn also play a big part.

If you are interested in becoming a Local Committee Member please contact the Executive Headteacher Paul Ward on pward@sfaet.co.uk.

Read more about our Committee Members and what it means to them to be a Committee Member below: