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The Boswells School Local Governing Body

The Boswells School Local Governing Body (LGB) consists of 11 members.


Appointed By

Term of Office

Chair of Governors

Janet Wood


Trust Governor

Governor with responsibility for Health and Safety


17/06/2017 - 16/06/2021

Ruth Bird

Trust Governor

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

04/10/2015 - 07/10/2019

Gillian Box

Trust Governor

08/10/2016 - 08/10/2020

Caroline Chapman

Staff Governor

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

Jillian Fowler

 Staff Governor

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

Mike Mackrory

Co-opted Governor

01/06/2017 - 01/06/2021

Stephen Mansell

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Head of School

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

Melanie Maul

Co-opted governor

Governor with responsibility for Careers

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

John Meates

Parent Governor

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

Clare Peck

Parent Governor

Governor with responsibility for Vulnerable Groups

16/10/2018 - 16/10/2022

Vice Chair

Grant Scott

Parent Governor


31/03/2016 - 31/03/2020


The role of the LGB is: 

  • To support the vision of the Chelmsford Learning Partnership Trust 
  • To govern admissions/exclusions/complaints 
  • To monitor and be accountable for standards in the school 
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school/s and progress towards agreed targets 
  • To act as a critical friend to the school’s Leadership Team 
  • To represent the views of and engage with the local community 
  • To agree a draft budget every year and submit this budget to the trustees 
  • To monitor the performance of the budget 
  • To authorise expenditure up to agreed levels in the Financial Regulations 
  • To ensure that the academy delivers ‘value for money’ 
  • To monitor appointments/appraisals of all academy staff excluding Headteacher/Head of School 
  • To oversee safeguarding procedures 
  • To monitor the School Improvement Plan 
  • To monitor and be accountable for the curriculum provision of the school 
  • To review and determine local policy 
  • To make representations to the board of trustees