Proud to be part of the Focus-Trust

Lyndhurst Primary Academy


Chair of the Governing Body at Lyndhurst Primary School - Mrs S Garara

Lyndhurst Primary School is part of Focus-Trust, a charitable primary schools trust based in the North West of England.
Every school in Focus-Trust is the legal responsibility of the Trust Board. This board focuses on statutory duties and delegates most day-to-day governance responsibilities to each school’s individual Local Governing Body (LGB). This means that Governors are able to concentrate on the things that really matter – educational strategy, school outcomes and aspiration.

Focus-Trust is non-denominational and does not make any profit from running its schools. Focus-Trust’s relationship with the Secretary of State is set out in the Master Funding Agreement. There are also supplemental funding agreements for each individual school in the Trust, including Lyndhurst Primary School.

The Focus-Trust Master Funding Agreement and Lyndhurst Primary School Supplementary Funding Agreement are available on the Trust website – here.

Other key statutory information, including the Focus-Trust Annual Report and Financial Statements, Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation can be found on the Focus-Trust website - here

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Scheme of Delegation

The underlying principles for this Scheme of Delegation are:
That all academies, ultimately, are in a partnership of equals irrespective of their length of membership

Focus-Trust is an exempt charity and remains true to its aims and objectives.

Focus-Trust is mindful that their function is to ensure that all statutory obligations are met.

Focus-Trust believes that involving governors, staff, parents and children is the best means of ensuring engagement and involvement with the local community.

Focus-Trust Board’s intention is to reflect the various governance arrangements across the trust and apply a differentiated approach to individual academies within the scheme of delegation dependent on performance and capacity.


Name Category of Governor Relevant business/personal interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff inc spouses, partners and relatives Date completed
Mrs L Egan-Walsh Head teacher Nil OSFC  None 21.09.2021
Mrs S Garara Chair of Governors Employed at Oldham Council None None 21.09.2021
Mr J Chadwick Vice Chair of Governors Employed at another Focus Trust School None None 03.10.2021
Mrs N Shaukat  Parent Governor Nil None None 21.10.2022
Mr P Leigh Trust Governor Employed at Focus Trust None None 06.10.2021
Vacant Trust Governor
Mrs J Dudson Staff Governor Nil None None 08.11.2021
Vacant Staff Governor

All Governors have completed the register of business interests, there are none.

Our Governors clerk is Mr Ali Hussain -

Governor Visits



If you have any questions regarding the Governing Board, please contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs Sheila Garara (

Become a Governor

Governors play an important role in our aim to create great schools at the heart of our communities.
We want our Governing Bodies to be inclusive and reflective of the local communities we serve. We welcome governors from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and with a broad range of skills and knowledge. There are no set qualifications for becoming a governor and you will receive all the training and support needed to fulfil the role. We ask for a commitment to attend six meetings a year plus a few school visits and to abide by our Governor Code of Conduct, based on the seven principles of public life.
If you are passionate about making a difference for children and want to play a part in creating great schools at the heart of the local community then we want to hear from you.
If you are interested in becoming a governor for Lyndhurst Primary School please contact