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Governance of Our School

The information below gives a brief overview of the governance related to the Studio School. It is intended for individuals who might be interested in being a Local Governing Body member of the School so that they are able to make an informed choice before making an application.

Structural Overview

The Sir Frank Whittle Studio School is, together with Lutterworth College, part of a multi-academy trust (MAT), The Lutterworth Academies Trust (TLAT)

Leadership of the TLAT


Structure of the TLAT



Members of the TLAT:

The members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the Academy Trust, with the ability to appoint some of the trustees and the right to amend the trust’s articles of association.

Directors of The Lutterworth Academies Trust:

Have 3 key responsibilities.

  • Setting the strategic direction of the TLAT
  • Line management of the Executive Principal
  • Ensuring financial proberty.

The Directors of the TLAT meet meet regularly and can delegate powers to the school committees.

The Sir Frank Whittle Studio School Local Governing Body

1.What does it do?

The key responsibilities of the school Local Governing Body (LGB) are.

  • Monitor and evaluate the day to day operation of the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School, with particular reference to teaching, learning and assessment and student progress.
  • Ensure that the views and opinions of all stakeholders in the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School are captured, evaluated and incorporated where appropriate.


2. Who sits on the SFW Local Governing Body?

The committee is made up of

  • 2 industrial partners
  • 4 director elected governors
  • 2 parent governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • Executive Principal of TLAT
  • Headteacher of the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School


3. How often does it meet?

The Local Governing Body meets 7 times a year, with meetings scheduled to begin at 6:30pm


4. What is the expectation of members who serve on the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School Local Governing Body?

Committee members should:

  • Have a genuine interest in making the school a success
  • Be prepared to contribute to the life of the school by giving freely of their skills, visiting the school to see it in action and attending events and parents’ evenings.
  • Undertake appropriate training (see below)


5. What training do Local Governing Body members of Sir Frank Whittle Studio School receive?

All Local Governing Body members of the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School will be expected to undertake training to enable them to fulfill their role effectively. This will include:

  • Safeguarding of young people.
  • The Studio School model (Project Based Learning, CREATE framework, Personal Coaching, Work Placements)
  • How to interpret data. What data is available? How should the data be used?


6. How do I become an industrial partner Local Governing Body member?

Potential industrial Local Governing Body members should register their interest by identifying what skills and knowledge they have which would contribute to the success of the school. The statement should be no more than one page in length. All expressions of interest will be looked at by the LGB before the most appropriate person/people are appointed.


7. How do I become a staff Local Governing Body member?

The staff member of the LGB is elected by the staff. Members of the SLT are not eligible to stand and are not eligible to vote. Potential staff members should produce a pen-portrait of themselves (no more than a third of a page) for staff to consider before exercising their vote.



All vacancies will be advertised on the Studio School website

All committee members are expected to abide by Code of Practice for School Governors (see for further details)