Last reviewed on 11 May 2022
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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Get answers to the common questions around local governing bodies (LGBs), so you’re clear on what your board might look like if it joins a multi-academy trust (MAT).

Throughout this article we refer to the model articles of association. Be sure to check the articles of association of the MAT you’re considering joining just in case they differ from the models.

If your school is going to academise, set up your governors with our induction training for LGBs, so they can feel confident in their role from day 1.

How much power does an LGB have? The power an LGB has depends on what the board of trustees delegates to it. This is set out in a document called the schemes of delegation. If you’re joining an academy trust it’s a good