The Richard Crosse Local Governing Committee (LGC), was inaugurated in January 2023.  The committee oversees the strategic work of Richard Crosse and is directly responsible to The Staffordshire Schools Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

Certain responsibilities have been delegated to the LGC, which are reported to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.

Richard Crosse LGC Minutes

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​What the committee members can do:

The committee members are responsible for making sure the school is run so children are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

They are involved in:

  • Supporting the direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Agreeing the school budget
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher

What Committee Members can’t do:

The LGC is a group. Individual members have no powers except where the whole committee has given them a specific job to do.

The LGC make their decisions based on the advice of members that deal with specific issues, such as the school's curriculum, premises or finances. They don’t make decisions individually and they can’t go into schools and make demands of the Headteacher and staff.

To find out more about the LGC, ask any member of the governing team.


Committee Members

Full Governing Committee — 7 members: Serving for a period of 4 years.




Date appointed      

Date Reappointed

Darren Walsh

     Parent Member (Chair)        



Dr Ann Shilton

     Foundation Member 


Jodie Jenkinson    

     Parent Member

Dr Laura Kirven      Parent Member 18.01.24  

Lyndsey Derry

     Staff Member


Emma Bowring

     Headteacher Member


Liz P

     Parent Member

Laura Makin      Parent Member 25.04.24  


More information about our LGC members can be found here:

Richard Crosse LGC Pen Portraits

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If you would like to apply to be a member of our LGC, please complete the application form below, and return to the school office.

LGC Application Form