InMAT and Local Academy Committee


Board of Governance

InMAT is governed by a Board of Directors all of whom are drawn from the academies in the Trust. The Board is drawn up in line with the model provided by the Department for Education.

The Board is made up of three groups all of whom work together to enhance the education of the children in our care.

For more information please visit InMAT Multi Academy Trust - InMAT Governance.

Governors at FHIS

School governors are people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members.  There is no upper age limit.

Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.  This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action."

Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school. (School Governor Recruitment Toolkit)

We are grateful to our  Local Academy Committee

  • Graham Holloway – Chair of LAC
  • Rachel Edkins  – Headteacher and SENDCo
  • Cressida Knox– Deputy Headteacher and Staff Governnor 
  • Gloria Edwards-Davidson–  Safeguarding Governor 
  • Rachel Nafzgar – Locally Appointed/ Pupil Premium Governor
  • Adeel Siddiqui - Locally Appointed / Health and Safety

The LAC will meet 6 times a year.

The Clerk to the Governors is Mr Ken Bonser -