The various roles at different levels of goverance within the Learning Trust are described below.
Members are responsible for the oversight of the Learning Trust. They appoint directors to ensure that the Trust’s charitable object is carried out and they are able to remove directors 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.
Directors are the charity trustees and the Board of Directors is the accountable body for the performance of all academies within the Trust and has three broad functions:
The Board of Directors 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 Directors. There are committees for Education and Resources.
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 Chief Executive holds responsibility for the day to day operations of the Learning Trust, as delegated by the Board of Directors. The CEO is supported by a Learning Trust leadership team which includes the Business Director and the Heads from each school in the MAT.