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Governors roles, interests and attendance

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities, Register of Interests and meeting attendance


Academy status

Gipsey Bridge Academy is part of the Infinity Academies Trust. The Trustees meet 5 times a year to ensure the MAT follows current regulations and has the best interests of all Infinity schools at the core of its operating principles and ethos. In turn the Trustees have established an Academy Development Committee (ADC) at each of the schools in the Trust.



ADCs operate the Circle Model of Governance, in which all Governors attend all meetings. These meetings have alternating focus, Finance & Resources and Curriculum & Standards and take place 6 times per year.


How are governors chosen?

  • The Infinity Trustees are appointed by the Members
  • ADCs are appointed by the Trustees. ADC governors are still classed as such but have been delegated only certain local aspects of governance.
  • Staff governors are elected by staff at the school and may cover both teaching and non-teaching staff
  • The Headteacher is an ADC governor at their own school by right.
  • Associate ADC governors can either be appointed for long or short term, can hold full, partial or no voting rights and are often appointed for their expertise in a crucial area of school governance.
  • Each governor has the right to vote on each and every agenda item discussed at governor meetings apart from associate governors.