Governance

Our Governance Structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance and outstanding performance. Our formal structures are defined in the FORMAL TRUST COMMITTEES and our Scheme of Delegation ensures each role has clarity.

Members are responsible for determining the governance of the Trust. They approve our Articles of Association. The Articles of Association, as agreed with the Department for Education, set out the details for our management, decision making and running of the Trust. The Members also appoint Trustees in accordance with the Articles.

Trustees focus on three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance

School Challenge and Community Committees serve as a key link between the schools, parents/carers and the local community. They monitor the performance of the school, advising the Trustees of any concerns.

View more information on our Members.

View more information on our Trustees and the Trustees sub-committee, the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. Our Trust Safeguarding Lead is John Bushby.

View more information on our Challenge and Community Committees (C&CCs).

View our Memorandum of Association

View our Articles of Association

View our Master Funding Agreement (MFA). In addition, there are separate Supplemental Funding Agreements (SFAs) for each individual school, please view further details here.