There are committees of the Board of Directors with delegated powers. These committees meet as needed and are accountable to the Board of Directors.
- Finance, Audit/Fraud & Estates Committee
- HR/Remuneration Committee and Appeals
- Merger/Management Committee
- Academy Improvement Advisory Committee
- Admissions Committee
- Exclusion Committee
- All Saints Teaching School Alliance Committee
- Local Committees – Each Hub or where appropriate, individual school is supported by Local Committees: These operate as 2 groups : An Ethos Committee and a Standards Committee.
- Parent Ambassador Groups comprised of a majority elected parents will be established during 2017
These are sometimes referred to as Local Governing Bodies or Local Advisory Groups. They support the work of the Board of Directors at a local level and are accountable to the Board of Directors. The role of the Local Committee is crucial in providing support and challenge at a local level, being a local presence and developing excellent relationships with the local communities that they serve. Local Committees generally are responsible for a group of schools dependent on local needs. They advise the Board of Directors of the performance of the academies. Their role is to inform and support the work of the board, working together to support and challenge provision to empower excellence and improve outcomes for all children. They are a local voice and a link with local communities and churches and are advocates for all Trust academies.
Local Committees support and challenge the academy ethos and curriculum provision, pupil achievement and pupil outcomes, community cohesion and communication within each academy . Local Committees play a crucial role in enriching community and communication with first hand experience and knowledge of our local communities and individual needs.
The Local Committee members operate as two groups: The Ethos Groups (Church Schools ) and The Curriculum and Achievement Group.
The Board of Directors can agree to delegate as much to the Local Committees as is necessary to meet their specific needs and support the work of the Board of Directors. The Trust has a Chief Executive to deliver the strategy of the Trust and to work with the Director of Operations, Director of Education, Executive Heads and individual Heads of the schools, to provide effective support and challenge as required, including access to a wide range of school improvement activities
The composition of the Local Committee is determined by the Board of Directors. It is anticipated that school Governing bodies with appropriate skills joining the Trust, will become members of this Committee. The appointment of Chair of the Local Committee is ratified by the Board of Directors. The Chair of the Local Board is appointed by the Local Board, subject to eligibility and in line with a skills audit and the necessary DBS checks, induction procedures. The Chair of the Local Board will attend the Standard & Curriculum Committee/Chairs Forum.
Where appropriate, there may be one Local Committee for one school, however it is more likely that a joint Local Committee will ‘govern’ 2-3-4 schools , depending on local circumstances.
Each committee, including any joint groups or committees, will comprise a minimum of: 6 committee members.
- Church Schools or Church School Hubs: a simple majority of Foundation members with appropriate skill base
- Community Schools: members with the appropriate skill base.
- Executive Head and/or The Head of Academy may be a member at individual committees or groups
- Other members will be appointed with the appropriate required skill base.
The Chief Executive or her representative will advise and support the Local Committee as necessary.
Members will be organised into the following groups: Standards and Curriculum Group (typically membership of this group will include: Executive Head, and independent members with the necessary skill set ). Heads will report to the Standards and Curriculum Group as required.
Ethos Group: The composition of this group may include: Heads, Christian Distinctiveness Lead, Clergy, Parents, Church members and pupils. This group will always include a majority of foundation members.
Parent Representation: Currently, up to 2 Parents are appointed by the Board of Directors and they may be represented at Board of Directors and/or Local Committees: Ethos Group. In addition, in 2017 A Parent Ambassador Group will be formed with Up to 2 elected parents from each school. This will be managed to best serve local needs.