Governance Welcome 

 Welcome, my name is Matt Miller and I am the Chair of Governors at Priors Hall – A Learning Community.

Governors are all volunteers. We are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. We strive to promote school improvement and support the leaders and the staff of the school in their work.

The role of Priors Hall Local Governing Body is crucial in driving continuous school development and particularly focuses on ensuring the strategic direction, educational progress, safety and community engagement of all within our school community.

It is made up of representatives from Parents, Staff and the Community. We bring our experience and knowledge from outside of education. We attend training provided by the Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) Trust to expand and develop our knowledge of all aspects of education to enable us to fully support Priors Hall Primary School. We visit the classrooms to increase our understanding of how children learn. Each Governor holds a particular link role that allows focus in that area.

The Local Governing Body is accountable to the Board of Trustees of IFtL for the way our school is run and as such, are part of a wider governance structure of IFtL. The remit and responsibilities of the Governing Body of the school and the Members and Board of Trustees of IFtL are outlined in the Scheme of Delegation of Inspiring Futures through Learning, our Multi-Academy Trust and can be found on IFtL’s governance page. For further information regarding IFtL’s Board of Trustees, please visit the following link -  Board of trustees – Inspiring Futures Through Learning (

Whilst Governors form part of the strategic leadership of the school, we are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school; our Headteacher and senior school leaders are responsible for the internal organisation and management.

Being a governor is an exciting role that delivers real impact within our community and for all children. It is a role of which we are proud.


The Local Governing Body:

  • meets 6 times per year as a full board, with no additional committees
  • is part of a larger governance structure for Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, which includes IFtL Members and Board of Trustees.  The full structure and responsibilities of these roles, including details of who serves within them, is available at
  • carries out its delegated functions and responsibilities which are focused upon:
  • the wellbeing and safety of all children and adults within the schools’ communities
  • the standards of educational performance, for all children, within the schools
  • the position of the schools within their wider communities and how the schools contribute positively to this
  • to identify, and look to mitigate, risk in relation to the above
  • to carry out the duties delegated to the Local Governing Body by the IFtL Board of Trustees, outlines in the IFtL Scheme of Delegation (seen at

If you are interested in becoming a governor or would like to make contact with the Chair, please email our governance professional, Steph Boak by email:

Alternatively, please send a letter in a sealed envelope marked 'Chair of the Local Governing Body' via the school office.

To contact the Governors directly, kindly use the contact us page.