Local governing bodies: how to stay effective and engaged with your trust

Be clear on how to work with your trust to help your local governing body (LGB) feel valued, and understand the role of the LGB so local governors feel accountable and effective in your trust.

Last reviewed on 12 April 2022
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  1. Request regular touch points with your trust
  2. Make sure you understand the scheme of delegation
  3. Recognise the value of your LGB

Thanks to our associate education experts Phil Preston, Brendan Hollyer and Julia Skinner for their help with this article.

Request regular touch points with your trust

This is to keep your local governing body (LGB) and trust engaged with each other.

Ask if you can observe trustee meetings You don't need to attend every meeting, but this can help develop transparency with trustees and give you a chance to