It is our intention that there is openness and strong relationships between all tiers of governance. All minutes are distributed to all governing bodies within the Trust and its associate members. Governors from LGBs may attend any other meeting including directors should they wish although certain confidential matters may require their withdrawal for that item.
The Board of Directors meets formally three times during the year. The term of office for any Board member is four years and thereafter they may be re-appointed.
The Board has appointed three sub-committees whose responsibilities cover:
The Standards Committee whose responsibilities cover:
Openness and transparency: It is our intention that there is openness and strong relationships between all tiers of governance. Governors from LGBs may attend any other meeting should they wish, although certain confidential matters may require their withdrawal for that item.
The Trust is committed to Local Governing Bodies with full delegated powers that give the LGB the purpose of scrutinising the work of the school and holding it to account. We are fortunate to have excellent Local Governing Bodies, peopled by governors who are highly skilled and committed to their community. It is important to have parent-governors from the school to reflect the views of the parent body and bring a valuable perspective to the work of the Trust. We believe this is important for the role schools play in their own communities.
Where a school is Good or Outstanding and operates within budget, the LGB have fully delegated powers and the budget is recommended to the Board by the LGB for approval.
The Head Board constitutes all the Headteachers of the MAT and its Associate members, including schools which intend to join the Trust in the future. This group is accountable to the Board and carries out 7 key functions:
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