Our governance puts the interests of pupils/students at the forefront of all it does and upholds and models our values and ethos. In so doing, it also considers the impact of decisions on staff workload and how it can support and develop colleagues across the organisation.
The Trust is run by the Members, who have overall control of the Trust and appoint Trustees. The Trust Board, amongst other things, is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust, and thus the schools within the Trust. It holds the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial and Operations Officer to account, in addition to the Trust Directors, Executive Headteachers and Headteachers of the different schools. In this way, the Board ensure the highest educational standards and can clearly demonstrate financial probity and the management of risk.
Each school has its own Local Advisory Board (LAB) which is accountable to the Trust. Each LAB works closely with the Headteacher of their school to provide support and challenge in the context of the Trust’s strategic aims and values. In line with the Trust’s motto, the LAB has an important community facing role, ensuring that each school meets the needs the pupils and students in its care and contributes positively to the local community. It is the LAB that manages each school on behalf of the Trust. Their key responsibilities are to ensure the quality of educational standards and the safety of the pupils/students and staff. They monitor the performance of the school, manage the its delegated finances and property, and ensure the school is appropriately staffed. In addition, the LAB works with the Headteacher to ensure the good reputation of the school and Trust is maintained within the community and beyond.
Maiden Erlegh Trust - Governance Structure
Executive Leadership and Central Services
The Trust reviews its governance arrangements annually and our updated governance document can be found below.