Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust

Schedule of Delegation

The Trust Board delegates a number of activities to Local Governing Boards (LGB's) of the constituent academies.


Local Governors

Individuals who sit on LGB's are referred to as ‘local governors’. This is because directors/trustees can delegate some governance activities at a local level. Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB. The details of what has been delegated from the trustees to local governors is recorded in a schedule of delegation. This makes it clear what functions the Board has empowered the local governing board to undertake.



It is important to note that local governors are not trustees of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust Board (P&WDAT), unless they also sit on the academy trust board.

It also should be noted, however, that even where trustees have delegated functions to local governors, the trustees remain accountable and responsible for these functions. 

Aspects of delegation can be removed from local governing bodies at any time if there are concerns about the performance of an academy. This forms part of the Accountability Procedures agreed between the Trust and its constituent academies.


The Schedule of Delegation for the Trust academies can be found below:

Link Directors


Link directors have been assigned to each academy to further develop the team work that is necessary to support colleagues, aid communication and  and fulfill the responsibilities that we have as a trust. 

Further detail on the role can be found in the Link Director Profile. 


Currently the following directors are linked to the following academies


St Blasius CE Primary Academy  - Cliff Taylor

St Francis CE Primary Academy - Gavin Collins

St James' CE Primary Academy - Graham Exon