Roles

Members
  • may amend the trust's articles of association, subject to applicable restrictions
  • have the power to appoint and remove trustees in certain circumstances
  • are responsible for appointment the trust's external auditors to prepare its annual accounts
 
Directors/Trustees
  • should focus on clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the trust
  • are responsible for holding individual's to account for the educational performance of the trust
  • are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the trust and making sure that money is well spent.
 
Chief Executive Office (CEO)
  • is responsible for the operation of the trut including the performance of its schools
  • is the accounting officer so has overall responsibility for the operation of the trust's financial responsibilities and must ensure the organisation is run with financial effectivemess and stability
 
Local Governing Committees of each school within the trust
  • carry out some school-level governance functions on behalf of the trust
  • build an understanding on how the school is led and managed
  • monitor whether the school is working wihtin agreed policies, meeeting agreed targets and managing its finances well
  • engage with stakeholders including parents and the local community
 
Headteachers of each school within the trust
  • are responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and are managed by the CEO
  • report to the local governing committee on matters within its remit including monitoring and scrutiny of the school's processes and performance