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In order to discharge their responsibilities the Directors appoint people with local interests and connections who have relevant expertise to serve on the Local Governing Body of each school. The board then delegates various agreed functions to the members of the Local Governing Body and meets at certain times throughout the year to provide guidance and assess and monitor progress.

We are very fortunate to have wide range of skills and expertise within our local governing bodies and a group of people who are absolutely passionate about serving their community and obtaining the absolute best for every child.

Our governors provide an exceptional level of challenge and support to each school on a voluntary basis with the sole ambition of raising standards and achievement.

Our Governors are democratically appointed via the school, apart from the Chair of Governors who is appointed by the Trust.

The role the Local Governing Body is to:

  • implement and administer the Trust’s policies at local level and report termly to the Board of Trustees
  • monitor and be accountable for the performance and standards of the school to Ofsted
  • govern exclusions in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • consider budget monitoring information and proposals
  • act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • represent the views of the community
  • has earned autonomy and helps support other schools in need of education help (if outstanding school)
  • is supported to improve Ofsted and pupil outcomes (if sponsored school)
  • supports and challenges pupil performance and standards
  • knows the strengths and weaknesses of the school
  • manages the behaviour and safety of its pupils
  • supports the Headteacher in leading the staff
  • manages its own budget

For further information please follow this link - Chiltern Learning Trust Local Governing Bodies. For details on the Board of Trustees please click here.

Putteridge High - Local Governing Body


Mr Emerson 23/10/14
Mr Graham (HT) 01/09/15
Mr Pollard 23/09/14
Mr Shawley 14/10/15
Mr Mohammed 21/10/11
Mr Line 05/10/18
Mrs Thomas 12/07/23
Mr Sambit Sen 08/12/23
Vacancy Feb 2024

Chair of Governors

Mr  Pollard

Chair of Governors, Putteridge High School

Bill has been a member of the Local Governing Body at Putteridge High School since December 2004 and has held the position of Chair of Governors since July 2008. During that time Bill has supported the school through major changes and developments including the conversion to Academy status with Chiltern Learning Trust and our £23m new build project.

Recently retired, lead director and shareholder of a large B2B consulting and services firm. Bill holds a number of NXD advisory positions in early stage Saas and AGTech businesses. Bill has a driven approach and strategic vision whilst leading in a passionate, visible, engaging and approachable style.

Personal experience: An experienced director having held senior positions in international and national organisations, private and public listed companies. 

Key strengths: Mentoring, developing and fast tracking leaders, developing and retaining strategic client relationships in a range of sectors and data and trends analysis.

Qualifications: Qualified as a Chief Engineer (CEng).

For a summary of our Governors please see document below. This document also provides the following information:

  • Governing Body membership
  • Chair and Chairs of committees
  • Subject links
  • Declarations
  • Term of office
  • Diversity Data
  • Meeting attendance 

summary for publication on school website as at 29 04 24.pdf


For Governor subject information: to view the document click here

For Governors self-evaluation: to view the document click here

To view the documents below please click here to be directed to  the Governance Page on the Chiltern Learning Trust's website.

  • Articles of Association
  • Master funding agreement
  • Memorandum of association
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Trade Union Facilities Time


To view the Trust's Annual Report and Financial Statements 2023 please click here