Christ’s College Local Governing Committee (LGC)

Christ’s College is part of the Good Shepherd Trust (GST). The GST is a multi-academy trust within the Diocese of Guildford. More information about the GST can be found here.

The GST has given the Local Governing Committee (LGC) a scheme of delegation which shows what the LGC is responsible for.

The members of the LGC, the Principal and staff work together constantly to improve the quality of the education we provide to our children and to promote Christian values in all aspects of school life.

Declarations of interest are declared and reviewed at LGC meetings and are recorded in the minutes. Our LGC members perform a vital service to our College supporting the delivery of a high quality education while ensuring that all aspects are efficiently managed and stay true to our vision, ethos and values

What does an LGC do?

The LGC is a committee of the Good Shepherd Trust and has delegated responsibility:

1. To develop the Christian ethos, vision and values of the (church) school in line with those of The Good Shepherd Trust and reflecting the needs of the local community

2. To seek assurance and evaluate the impact and effectiveness (of church schools) with the SIAMS framework

3. To support and challenge the school’s leadership team

4. To demonstrate appropriate challenge by holding school leaders to account for academic performance, quality of care, provision and safeguarding

5. To challenge and support in terms of learning, standards, safety and wellbeing. This includes identifying committee members that take on a special link responsibility in areas including: Safeguarding, SEND, Health and Safety and Early Years and Sixth Form (where applicable).

6. To consider the impact of the school’s performance of spending against budget expenditure.

7. To follow the Trust policy for dealing with complaints and support the Principal School Leader in the recruitment and selection, grievance and disciplinary processes, where permitted and appropriate.

8. To participate in panels to review the decisions of the Principal School Leaders of other Schools within the Trust in exclusion cases where appropriate and, if requested, for staff recruitment.

9. To record visits to the school both during school hours (with prior arrangement with the Principal School Leader) and other events as appropriate.

10. To draw any significant recommendations and matters of concern to the attention of the Trust Board via the Link Director of Education/CEO as appropriate.

How often are meetings held?

The LGC meets every half term. Part 1 (non-confidential) minutes of these meetings are public documents and can be requested from the school office.

The next scheduled meetings for 2020-21  will be held on: 

15th June 2021 

6th July 2021

What are the different types of membership?

  • Ex officio members: the Principal School Leader;
  • Foundation members:  may include the Incumbent (4-year term);
  • Parent members: elected by parents of registered pupils at the academy and must be a parent of a pupil at the academy at the time of the election (4-year term);
  • Staff member: 1 member of the school staff from each school appointed as a representative of the staff (4-year term);
  • General member (4-year term).

I’m interested in joining the LGC, what should I do?

Firstly, thank you! If you would like to be considered to be appointed to the LGC you should contact the Chair via the school office for an informal chat about where your strengths and experience might be best used.

Information about the LGC can be found below.

Governance Arrangements 2020-2021

Chair of the LGC Stuart Zissman
Clerk Yvonne Morrisroe (


Committee Membership

Stuart Zissman Sarah Holliday
Sarah Hatch Kirsten Rosslyn-Smith
Rachel Frier Jo Franklin
John Beynon Ant Horton


LGC membership information

All members of the LGC are appointed by the GST. Parent members are elected by other parents at the school and subsequently appointed by the GST. Staff members are elected by other members of staff and subsequently appointed by the GST.


Type of Membership

Original Appointment / Current Appointment


Term of Office

End of Office Date

Sarah Hatch Principal School Leader June 2018   Ex officio Ex officio
Rev Kirsten Rosslyn-Smith Foundation Sept 2010 n/a Ex officio Ex officio
Stuart Zissman Diocesan Foundation /Chair Sept 2018   4 years Sept 2022
Ant Horton Foundation 23.3.2017 (Parent) Re-appointed Foundation Nov 2019 4 years March 2021
Sarah Holliday General July 2019 June 2020 4 years July 2024
Rev Rob Lewis Foundation Sept 2018 (co-opted) Re-appointed Foundation Nov 2019 4 years Sept 2022
Jo Franklin Foundation Sept 2010 Sept 2018 4 years Sept 2022
John Beynon General Dec 2020   4 years Dec 2024
Rachel Frier General Oct 2020   4 years Oct 2024
Vacancy Parent        
Vacancy Parent        
Vacancy Staff        


Previous members of the LGC (Stepped down in the last 12 months)


Type Of Membership

Original Appointment / Current Appointment

End Of Office Date

Rev Rob Lewis Foundation Sept 2018 (co-opted) Nov 2020
Colin Henry Diocesan Foundation/ Chair Oct 2014 Sept 2020
Steve King Deanery Foundation Sept 2018 Sept 2022
Lisa Edwards Co-opted Nov 2018 Nov 2019


LGC Member Attendance Record 2019-2020 CC-LGC-meeting-attendance-record-2019-20-v2.pdf
LGC Register of  Interests 2020-2021 CC-declaration-of-interests-for-school-website.pdf


Good Shepherd Trust Board Membership Website page

GIAS - Get Information About Schools - Government  Website 

Updated 18th January 2021


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