Netherton C of E Primary School

Governors (Local Academy Board)

I am proud and delighted to be Chair of Governors at Netherton CE Primary School.

Having been a governor for the last nine years and chair since 2016. I know what a great school Netherton CE is with dedicated and passionate staff and talented and hard-working pupils. I also know that the Governing Body has recently been reformed, although we are still looking for parent governors. 

Netherton CE has been part of the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) since 2017. Within this Trust the Local Academy Board (LAB) has a number of particular responsibilities. These include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent

  • Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

The LAB meet each half-term and within these meetings we monitor the impact of the school’s spending, particularly with regard to the pupil premium, sports premium and special educational needs grants. Additionally, we monitor, review and agree all relevant school policies. Governors also have individual responsibilities to monitor and review a variety of areas within the school. These include, but are not limited to: special needs, safeguarding, attendance and the curriculum. In order for us to carry this out, governors visit the school regularly and report back on their findings.

We are always looking for parent governors to join our team. Look out for information on the school Jotter app.

We are always willing to listen and help, if required, and can be contacted via the school.

Very best wishes,

Miss A. Hickman-Smith


Highbridge Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 0HU

01384 816895