Following the Government’s agenda for schools, Endeavour Learning Trust (ELT) was set up as a multi academy trust (known as a MAT) in 2016. Ormskirk School joined ELT on 1st April 2022.

The role of governance is slightly different once a school is a member of a MAT, with Local Academy Councillors overseeing the individual schools through their work in a Local Academy Councils (LACs) and Trustees overseeing all the academies in the MAT.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction, broad policy framework and oversight of the Trust and all its academies. They take decisions that are in the best interests of the MAT as a whole and are not representative of any one of the constituent academies. 

The primary function of the Local Academy Councils is to support and critically appraise the quality of the work of the Academy leadership in meeting the overall aims of the MAT, particularly in ensuring that the students and staff in the MAT are given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.

For more information about Trust Governance please click here 

Ormskirk School Local Academy Council 

Academy Councillors are selected to cover a variety of stakeholders with representation from Parents (2 elected councillors), Staff (1 nominated councillor; Trust Board appointed); Ormskirk School Foundation Trust (2 councillor nominations; Trust Board appointed). 

The Headteacher is a member of the Local Academy Council and the remainder of the board will be co-opted (appointed by Trustees) on a skills basis. If you are interested in being a councillor, please do not hesitate to contact us. The current LAC membership is available in the document below. 

Training & Support 

To keep abreast of new legislation and maintain and learn new skills, LAC Academy Councillors are encouraged to attend the variety of training courses that are available to them. New Councillors are supported by a mentor. The Trust sets aside two additional meetings per year to concentrate on joint training objectives for Local Academy Councillors and Trustees. 

Ormskirk School Local Academy Council

Local Academy Council Information Pack

Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings

Business and Pecuniary Interests of Local Academy Councillors


The Chair of the Local Academy Council is Mr Scott McLellan.

If you wish to contact any member of the Local Academy Council, ELT Trustee or Member you can do so by either: 

Telephone: Call the switchboard on 01695 583040 and ask to leave a message 


Post: Ormskirk School, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AT 

ELT Governance Professional: Mrs Catherine White on 01772 817904 or email: