All of the academies in the Cidari Trust are accountable to their individual Local Governing Committees, which in turn is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Trust. The church, via Cidari, appoint a number of foundation Governors to each Local Governing Committee (these will always be in the majority) and in addition Parent and Staff representatives are elected on to the Committee. Finally, the Local Governing Committee can appoint its own community Governors, and it is traditionally these posts which the Committee uses to cover skills gaps, hence these posts often being offered to Governors from the local business community. 

Local Governing Committees make decisions which are in the best interests of the children and young people. Keeping the decision making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and governance. 

Fulfilling the role of an academy Governor is, therefore, both a serious undertaking and an enormously rewarding one. Not only do Governors bring their own knowledge and skills to the role, but, in learning how academies are run, they often develop their understanding of leadership. In addition, contributing to the growth and development of an academy and seeing tangible improvements in the attainment and wellbeing of the children is a satisfying and important contribution to the local community.

For more specific information on Governance in individual Academies, please click on the links below to be taken to their websites (opens in new window).

St Aidan's Primary School - A Church of England Academy

Baines' Endowed Primary School & Children's Centre - A Church of England Academy

St Barnabas Church of England Primary School - A Church of England Academy

Darwen St James’ CE Primary Academy

St George's School - A Church of England Academy

Great Marsden St John's Primary School - A Church of England Academy

Newchurch St Mary's Primary School - A Church of Engalnd Academy

St Luke and St Philip’s Primary School - A Church of England Academy