The school will have a governing body whose purpose will be to provide expertise in specific areas, and support and challenge the school to realise its ambitious goals. The Trust will have the overarching accountability, with delegated powers to the local governing body. Both parents and staff would be part of the local governing body with governors also appointed based on their skill set. Local engagement with the Barton area will be reflected in the composition of the governor’s body. We propose to advertise for governors well in advance of the school opening so that we have formed an effective governing body, which is working closely with the head teacher, trustees and central Trust team before the school even opens.