The Governing Body (LGB)

The LGB is a body of people appointed to work in St Matthew’s and to manage the school on behalf of Chester Diocesan Academies' Trust (CDAT). The headteacher is accountable to the LGB, which is, in turn, accountable to CDAT.

The role of the LGB is to provide strategic management and to support the work of the head and other staff in school. The head of the school is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

The LGB monitors the school’s progress and is responsible for ensuring the children of St Matthew’s get the best education possible. This includes holding the head to account for effective teaching and learning across the school and managing the budget to support this.

The LGB at St Matthew’s is made up of two committees that have clear terms of reference and powers delegated as appropriate for their areas of responsibility. All committees, along with the whole LGB, are tasked with ensuring the Christian ethos of the school is developed and forms the basis of all their work.

Members of the Local Governing Body

Helen Wetherall (Chair)
Rev David Brewster (Chair Faith and Community)
Stephen Murphy (Headteacher)
Jim Caulfield
Alan Hodgkinson
Kenneth Hazeldine
Rachel Campbell (Interim Staff Governor)

The headteacher sits on both committees and is a member of the LGB.

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