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Trust & Governing Body

The school is run by the ‘Outstanding’ Lawrence Sheriff School as its sponsor, which is in the process of forming a multi-academy trust (MAT) to ensure the highest quality of teaching and learning underpinned by robust pastoral care from day one.

The MAT will be built on mutual trust, creating a culture where all schools can maintain their individual nature, work together to share outstanding practice, build capacity to support each other and raise the educational outcomes for all young people.

OUR MISSION is to develop a network of schools that are happy and successful.

OUR VISION is that all members of each school community feel valued, know they have a voice that will be listened to, and that they can and should achieve their very best in all that they do.

OUR VALUES centre on building positive communities where kindness is important and people matter. Where we strive for academic excellence, develop an enriched curriculum and nurture a love of learning.

An ‘Outstanding’ 11-18 academy described by Ofsted as “a truly special place” where “pupils flourish” and where “the passion that pupils have for learning is palpable”. With a sustained track record of success stretching back more than 25 years, Lawrence Sheriff School (LSS) in Rugby is a happy, thriving and successful school community which values fairness, inclusivity and respect. The school is routinely oversubscribed and students achieve progress that places them in the top 13% of students nationally.

Teaching at LSS is characterised by high expectations and the school has a strong track record of securing exceptional outcomes for students of mixed abilities as noted by Ofsted. As host of the Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub, the school is recognised for its strong track record of leadership, collaboration, learning from others and sharing of good practice. This allows LSS to work with a wide network of schools ensuring that it is always at the forefront of teaching and learning pedagogy and to draw on expertise across the phases and sectors when support is needed.

LSS has a strong reputation for leadership development in both staff and students and has extensive experience in supporting schools, working with schools, and improving schools.


The Griffin Primary will have a Board of Trustees from opening, to which it will be held accountable. We will recruit Trustees, as far as possible, from the local and relevant business communities as well as from within our parent body.

The Board of Trustees will be chaired by Dr Peter Kent who led Lawrence sheriff School for over 23 years until 2021 and is currently the President of the International Confederation of Principals, having previously been a National Leader of Education as well as the President of the Association of School and College Leaders.

Trustees will meet regularly with the Headteacher and school staff in order to provide both challenge and support for the school. They will act as critical friends to the school. Each Trustee has specific areas of responsibility to monitor and provide feedback on to the Board at our half-termly meetings.

We have a duty, as outlined in the Academy Trust handbook, to report the number of employees whose benefits exceeded £100k, in £10k bandings. The Griffin Primary School does not have any employees in this category.