Governors (who are also company directors and trustees) share responsibility for the strategic overview of how the College runs now, how it should run in the future and how well it carries out all its functions as an Academy Trust. This is not about day to day leadership and management of the College, which is the responsibility of the College staff lead by the Principal and the Support and Leadership Team, but holding the College to account for its effectiveness. It is about establishing and maintaining a broad picture of what we do here and why, and contributing to our future direction. It is also about maintaining the vital links with the community we serve by acting as a conduit for the views of parents and others, and by acting as an ambassador for the work of the College.
Organisational Structure - The Board of Trustees meets once every half term. The Board establishes an overall framework for the governance of the Academy and determines membership, terms of reference and procedures of Committees and other groups. It receives reports including policies from its Committees for ratification. It monitors the activities of the Committees through the minutes of their meetings. The Board may from time to time establish Working Groups to perform specific tasks over a limited timescale. There are 3 main committees, Learning, People and Resources, who also consider Value for Money and Audit.
The following decisions are reserved to the Board of Trustees; to consider any proposals for changes to the status or constitution of the Academy and its committee structure, to appoint or remove the Chairman and/or Vice Chairman, to appoint the Principal and Clerk to the Trustees, to approve the Annual Improvement Plan (CIP) and budget. The Trustees are responsible for setting general policy, approving the budget and statutory accounts, monitoring the Academy by the use of budgets and other data, and making major decisions about the direction of the Academy, capital expenditure and staff appointments. The Trustees and Board of Trustees have devolved responsibility for day to day management of the Academy to the Principal and Support and Leadership Team.