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Terms of reference


As a charity and company limited by guarantee, the Trust is governed by a board of trustees (the Board) who have overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the Trust, including the establishing and running of the academies maintained by the Trust (the Academies and each an Academy). 

In order to support the effective operation of the Trust and the Academies, the Board has established a number of committees to which it has delegated certain of its powers and functions. These terms of reference (Terms of Reference) set out the constitution, membership and proceedings of the committees the Board has established. 

In summary, the Board has established two different types of committee:

  • Main Board committees which are established to deal with Trust-wide matters such as audit, finance, pay and performance management (Board Committees); and
  • Local governing bodies which are established by the Board to support the effective operation of the Academies (LGBs),

Together the Committees.

The Board will review these Terms of References together with the membership of the Committees at least once every twelve months. 

These Terms of Reference may only be amended by the Board. The functions, duties and proceedings of Committees set out in these Terms of Reference shall also be subject to any regulations made by the Board from time to time. 

Date last approved by the Board: 21st October 2020
Date for next review: October 2021