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Governance

The Trust Board is accountable to the Secretary of State and for the compliance with government and ESFA requirements, company law and charity law. Whilst the Trust Board will remains accountable, the structure allows for delegation of decisions to the most appropriate body.

The Trust’s Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation Authority set out the details of the structure.

Members

The Members of the Trust:
• Ensure the objectives of the Trust are met
• Determine the Trust’s constitution and governance structure
• Appoint Trustees

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation, its
   students and the performance management of staff
• Overseeing the financial performance

The Board has three sub committees: Audit, Standards and Finance.

The Executive
Team

The Executive Team is led by the CEO, Chris Whelan and Executive Principal, Nick Clark. They are accountable for the outcomes of colleges and schools within the Trust.