Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Governing Body

Local Governing Body

Forge Wood Primary School is part of GLF Schools Multi Academy Trust.  GLF Schools is made up of a number of Academies, each operating independently through its Local Governing Body. Whilst each governing body works independently with its own vision and character, the ethos of the Trust is that all academies will work collaboratively, to enable children and staff to flourish and grow.

GLF Schools has a board of directors which established a Local Governing Body (LGB) for each of its schools, with delegated powers. The delegated powers are detailed within the GLF Schools’ Scheme of Delegation, which clarifies the working relationship between the GLF Schools’ Board, the LGBs and the CEO and the Executive Team.

Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of schools and have a vital role in ensuring that every child gets the best possible education. 

In all schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

·        Ensuring Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

·        Holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance of the school and its children; and

·        Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Forge Wood Primary Local Governing Body will be comprised of voluntary representatives from: the community, parents and staff. Parent governors are elected by the parent body; Staff governors are elected by staff and Ordinary (i.e. governors from the wider community) are appointed by the Local Governing Body.

We are currently recruiting for Ordinary Governors from the local community, in particular we are interested in local business people that have an interest in education but come from a financial, legal or HR background that have experience in strategic planning and or project management.

If you are interested in finding out more please click on this link or contact

Governors discharge their duties through full governing body meetings, committees and governor monitoring visits.  Governors also attend a variety of training, to improve understanding of their role and to keep up to date in the ever changing educational world.

The chair of governors may be contacted via the headteacher or in confidence through the school office or directly on

Members of the Governing Body

Name Role
Mrs Dympna Foran Chair of Governors
Miss Jo Newton   Executive Head Teacher
Mrs Anna Bliss Parent Governor
Miss Sonia Isard Parent Governor
Mrs Catherine Bullen  Staff Governor
Mr Matt Batten Ordinary Governor
Mrs Mary Fry  Ordinary Governor
Ms Linda Shaw Clerk to the Governors