The school formed a Local Governing Body following its conversion to an academy in May 2014. The Department for Education asked that Active Learning Trust waited until the new academic year (ie September 2014) before carrying out staff and parent elections. The first meeting of the Local Governing Body took place on 14th October 2014. The Local Governing Body consists of the headteacher, the chair, up to 5 trust appointed governors, 2 parent governors and 2 staff governors.

More can be found out about The Active Learning Trust's Board of Trustees and Governance; and Sidegate's Local Governing Body on the pages listed under this tab.