Vision Statement of the Governing Body: Championing the needs and aspirations of all children and families.
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Multi-academy trust governance
How does multi-academy trust governance work?
A multi-academy trust (MAT) runs multiple academies, as opposed to a single academy trust which runs only one. While all academy trusts have two layers of governance (the members of the trust and the board of trustees), a multi-academy trust may have further layers of governance in the form of local governing bodies or other committees which may relate to one or more academy.
The members of the trust are the subscribers to the trust’s memorandum of association. Members have a limited financial liability to the trust and can appoint and remove trustees.
The trustees oversee the running of the MAT and determine its strategic direction. They are also responsible for ensuring compliance with charity and company law and the academy trust’s funding agreement. They are accountable to the members of the trust and the secretary of state.
In a MAT, the board of trustees may delegate some of its functions to ‘local governing bodies’ in each or some of the schools. Local governors who sit on local governing bodies are not trustees unless they also sit on the trust’s board.
Boards of trustees decide what to delegate
It is also up to the board to decide which, if any, of its functions it wants to delegate to local governing bodies. The MAT must have a scheme of delegation setting out how and what it delegates.
To view our Scheme of Delegation, please click here.