Academy Governance

rden Multi Academy Trust (AMAT) is governed by a Board of Trustees accountable to the Department for Education and with overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the Trust, including establishing and running the Trust’s academies.

The Trustees have established a Local Governing Body (“LGB”) for each of the Academies, which ensures that each academy retains its own identity and individuality, working through the common values and core operational systems of the Trust.

The AMAT’s strategic board is advised by the Finance and Resources Committee and the Personnel Committee which provide strategic support across these key operational areas. The board meets termly and the committees meet every half term.

The local governing bodies (LGBs) are advised by a Teaching and Learning (T&L) and a Behaviour, Safety, Intervention and Inclusion Committee (BSII), which provide key focus on ensuring that the young adults who leave our care are prepared for the next stage of their education and are ready and confident to move forward in life.

The LGBs meet termly and the committees generally meet every half term.

The Trust has established terms of reference which also set out the delegation of responsibilities between the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Headteacher, the LGBs and the Headteachers/Associate Headteachers of each academy.

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