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 to this Trust board. 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 to account, in addition to the Trust Directors and Headteachers of the different schools. In this way, the Board ensures the highest educational standards and can clearly demonstrate financial probity and the management of risk. 

Each school has its own School Advisory Board (SAB) which is accountable to the Trust. Each SAB works closely with the Headteacher of their school to provide support and challenge in the context of the Trust’s strategic vision and values. The SAB has an important community-facing role, ensuring that each school meets the needs of the students in its care and contributes positively to the local community.  Through harnessing local knowledge, resources and relationships to benefit our children and their communities, the SAB provides local input and feedback to the Trust to ensure accountability to local stakeholders and effectiveness in decision-making. In addition, the SAB 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

Senior Leadership Team

The Trust reviews its governance arrangements annually and our updated governance document can be found below.

All Members, Trustees and Local Advisory Board members are expected to sign the Code of Conduct and adhere to the 7 principles of public life.