Governance - Local Committee

Christ’s College Local Committee (LC)

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 Committee (LC) a scheme of delegation which shows what the LC is responsible for.

The key functions of the Local Committee are:

  1. agree the aims and objectives for the school;
  2. set the policies to achieve those objectives;
  3. set challenging but realistic targets for teaching and monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making;
  4. be a source of challenge and support to the Principal School Leader (acting as a 'critical friend');
  5. record visits to the school both during school hours (with prior arrangement with the Principal) and other events as appropriate;
  6. draw any significant recommendations and matters of concern to the attention of the Trust Board via the Link Director of Education/CEO as appropriate.

Declarations of interest are declared and reviewed at LC meetings and are recorded in the minutes.

Our LC members perform a vital service to our College, supporting the delivery of a high quality education  by the Principal School Leader and staff while ensuring that all aspects are efficiently managed and stay true to our vision, ethos and values

LC meetings are held approximately twice per term.  Part 1 (non-confidential) minutes of these minutes are public documents and can be requested from the school office.


The next scheduled meetings for 2022-23  will be held on:

Trinity Term

Monday 8th May, Monday 12th June & Monday 10th July 2023


What are the different types of membership?

  • Ex officio members: the Principal School Leader;
  • Parent member: 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 LC, what should I do?

Firstly, thank you! If you would like to be considered to be appointed to the LC 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 LC can be found below.

Chair of the Local Committee Stuart Zissman -
Clerk Yvonne Morrisroe
Chair of the Good Shepherd Trust The Very Revd Dianna Lynn Gwilliams


LC membership information

All members of the LC are appointed by the GST.  Parent members are elected by other parents at the college 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 + 1 Year Sept 2023
Sarah Holliday General July 2019 June 2020 4 years July 2024
Jo Franklin Foundation Sept 2010 Sept 2018 4 years +1 year Sept 2023
Rachel Frier General Oct 2020   4 years Oct 2024
John Beynon General Dec 2020   4 years Dec 2024
Clare Durham Staff Aug 2021   4 years Aug 2025
Vacancy General        
Vacancy Parent        



LC Member Attendance Record 2021- 22 Christ’s College Local Committee Member Attendance Record 2021 - 2022
LC Register of  Interests 2021-22 Christ's College Local Committee Declaration of Interests 2021 -2022


Good Shepherd Trust Board Membership Website page

GIAS - Get Information About Schools - Government  Website 

Updated April 2023


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