The Trust comprises of up to 5 (majority foundation) members. The Members are accountable to the DfE and have ultimate responsibility for the Trust achieving its charitable objectives. They sign off the Articles of Association and have the power to appoint and remove the Trustees. The Members will include EDEN; acting corporately by hand of its Trustee.
Trustees are appointed by the Members. There shall not be less than 5 and will be subject to no maximum, comprising: Collectively a the Board of Trustees deliver the 3 core functions common to school governance. Trustees must also ensure compliance with company and charity law and with the Trusts funding agreement with the Secretary of State. The most robust governance Governance structures will have distinction between the individuals who are members and those who are Trustees, this enable members who are independent of the Trustees to provide challenge and scrutiny to the Board.
The Board of Trustees has three strategic core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The Board of Trustees meet at least four times a year: in September to elect the Chair and agree Scheme of Delegation, and then at the end of each term.
Composition of Trustees
Trustees are appointed for their knowledge skills and/or experience in the following areas as required by the Board:
- Corporate and Business Strategy / Development
- Accountancy Compliance and Business Growth
- Human Resources
- Foundation Trustees (majority) which will include an Incumbent
- Chief Executive Officer (Trust Performance and development -Education & Standards)
- Other skill set as required
Subject to the consent of the Diocesan Board of Education, the Trustees may appoint up to three Co-opted trustees with the required skill set as is necessary to support its development from time to time.
Terms of Office
The term of office for any trustee shall be two years. This time limit will not apply to the Chief Executive Officer or the Foundation trustees. Subject to remaining eligible any trustee may be appointed or re-elected.
The Learning Academy Partnership Board of Trustees are looking to strengthen and expand the Trust family of schools and to restructure governance to meet the changing landscape as the Partnership grows.
The Board of Trustees are open to an ongoing review of governance to ensure that it retains and grows a high level skill base and highly effective governance in order that it has a growing capacity to support the further development of the Partnership.
The Board of Trustees actively seek new trustees to the current board.
- Governance Structure 2017-2018
- Scheme of Delegation 2017-18
- Articles of Association
- Memorandum of Association
- Master Funding Agreement
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – All Saints Marsh
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – All Saints’ Thurlestone
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – Charleton
- Deed of Variation to Funding Agreement – Charleton
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – Dunsford
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – Ellacombe
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – Ilsham
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – Warberry
- Supplemental Funding Agreement – West Alvington
- Deed of Variation of Funding Agreement – September 2016