The various roles at different levels of goverance within the Learning Trust are described below.

The Role of the Members

Members are responsible for the oversight of the Learning Trust. They appoint trustees to ensure that the Trust’s charitable object is carried out and they are able to remove trustees if they fail to fulfil this responsibility. They are also responsible for approving any amendments made to the trust’s articles of association. Members are not permitted to be employees of the Academy Trust.

The Role of the Trustees

Trustees are the charity trustees and the Board of Trustees is the accountable body for the performance of all academies within the Trust and has three broad functions:

The Role of Committees

The Board of Trustees establish committees either with delegated authority to make decisions or for the purpose of providing advice and support, informing the overall work of the Board of Trustees. There is currently only one committee which is Audit.

The Role of Academy Councils

The Learning Trust Board will establish Academy Councils for each school in the Learning Trust and will delegate a range of governance functions to the Academy Councils using a system of earned autonomy. A successful school within the Learning Trust will have greater autonomy delegated from the Board.

The Role of the CEO

The Chief Executive holds responsibility for the day to day operations of the Learning Trust, as delegated by the Board of Trustees. The CEO is supported by a Learning Trust leadership team which includes the Business Director and the Headteachers from each school in the MAT.