Corporate Governance

This will be done through the provision of a Board of Trustees that acts in the best interests of the Trust and governs lawfully in accordance with its Articles of Association.  The Directors will demonstrate clear governance arrangements and visionary leadership to enhance and embed effective working relationships.   The Board will ensure there are effective support structures in place to deliver: a clear oversight of the academy operations, appropriate support structures for sustainability and achieve the best possible economies.

Local Governance

Individuals who sit on local governing bodies (LGBs) are referred to as ‘local governors’.


This is because trustees can delegate governance functions to the local level. Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB. Details of the constitution and membership of Strategic Governing Bodies are available on member Academy websites.


The Trust Board ethos is that best results will be achieved when each school’s Local Governing Body receives a level of responsibility and autonomy appropriate to its specific circumstances.