All boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding senior school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

DfE Governance Handbook

If you are interested in applying to join our Local Governing Body please contact the school office:

Purpose of the Local Governing Body (LGB)

The Local Governing Body (LGB) plays an active part in supporting the Head Teacher of the Academy, liaising as appropriate with the Trust’s CEO and the Trust Board more generally about the oversight of the Academy. 

Chair of the Rowner Junior Local Governing Body: Mrs Sue McAdam

Links to follow:

Chair of the GFM Board: Mr Cris Beswick

Mr Cris Beswick, can be contacted at the following address:-

Chair of the Governing Body
GFM Education
Bay House School & Sixth Form
Gomer Lane
PO12 2QP

Tel: 02392 505202

For detailed information relating to the GFM Governing Body, including its Members and Trustees click here.

Articles Of AssociationGovernance StatementScheme of Delegation
Trustees Code of ConductAudit & Risk CommitteeFinance & Resources Committee
Declarations of InterestAttendance RegistersFinancial Statements

Financial Statements

For a full list of GFM Financial Statements including Funding Agreements, Annual Accounts and other statutory information please visit