A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a type of educational organization that oversees and manages multiple individual academies. The management structure of our MAT comprises several key elements, including the following roles and components:
Appointing Trustees/Directors: Members have the authority to appoint or remove trustees/directors of the MAT. This is a significant responsibility as trustees are responsible for the overall governance of the trust.
Amending the Articles of Association: Members have the power to make changes to the MAT's Articles of Association, which is the legal document that outlines the trust's structure, governance, and objectives.
Approving Major Changes: Members may be required to approve major changes or decisions, such as converting new academies into the trust, merging with other MATs, or making significant changes to the trust's objectives.
Holding Trustees Accountable: Members have a role in holding the trustees accountable for their actions and decisions. They can raise concerns and, in some cases, vote to remove trustees if necessary.
Annual Reporting: Members are typically provided with annual reports and accounts, which they should review to ensure transparency and accountability in the MAT's financial and operational performance.
Board of Trustees
- Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction and policies of the MAT.
- They oversee the performance and financial management of the MAT as a whole.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Executive Headteacher:
- The CEO is the senior leader responsible for the overall management of the MAT.
- They work closely with the Board of Trustees to implement the MAT's strategic vision.
- Advisory Committess focus on the day-to-day operations and management of their respective academies.
- They report to the Board of Trustees and have delegated authority for certain decisions.
- The MAT has an executive team that assists the CEO in overseeing the MAT's operations.
- This team includes the roles of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Estates Manager.
- Each academy has its own headteacher or Head of School.
- These leaders are responsible for the day-to-day running of their individual academies, including curriculum, staff, and student performance.
Teaching and Support Staff:
- Teaching and support staff work within the academies, delivering education and supporting students.
Pupils/Students and Parents:
- Pupils/students and their parents play a crucial role in the educational community and are an important stakeholder in the MAT's structure.
The following links lead to pages includiing short biographies of Member and Directors, the management structure and committe meeting attendance records.