QEGSMAT Governance Structure
The trust consists of five members who are very similar to shareholders in a normal company. They are often considered as the custodians of the trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the multi-academy trust. The members have the power to appoint or remove trustees, amend the Articles of Association and, if necessary, wind up the multi-academy trust. To ensure robust accountability within our governance structure the members are independent of the Trust Board. The members will meet as often as is necessary to carry out their duties, but at least on an annual basis.
The Trust Board
The Trust Board has overall responsibility and accountability to the Department for Education (DfE) for the performance of the Trust, including: educational results; attendance; exclusions; admissions; staffing; finance; premises; curriculum; well-being and safeguarding; and reporting requirements to the DfE, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). In the course of 2017-18, the Trust board established two sub-committees to assist them, namely the Finance and Audit Committee and the Performance Committee. Each committee operates with its own set of terms of reference and is responsible for making decisions by way of the powers delegated to them by the trust board in accordance with the terms of reference and scheme of delegation.
The Performance Committee
The committee is responsible for monitoring staff recruitment, retention and performance and for reviewing data on the progress and attainment of all trust academies.
- Simon Smith (Chair)
- Keith Wesley
- Alex Wolvers
- Anne Martin
- Rose Schofield
The Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for providing financial scrutiny, oversight and assurance on behalf of the trust board over the suitability of, and compliance with, its financial systems and operational controls. It also has responsibility of ensuring risks are adequately identified and managed.
- Hereward Tresidder (Chair)
- Max Jeffery
- Jane Shepherd
- Anne Martin
- Michael Betteridge
- Hereward Tresidder/Keith Wesley – Secondary Link Trustees
- Michael Betteridge/Rose Schofield – Primary Link Trustees
- Alex Wolvers – Safeguarding
The Local Governing Body
A Local Governing Body (LGB) is established for each academy where appropriate. The LGB carries out the trust’s vision, policies and priorities and engages with the academy’s key stakeholders (students, parents, staff and members of the community). Their role is to support & challenge and to seek assurances on behalf of the board in regard to academic performance and quality of care and provision for their academy. They are responsible for making decisions by way of the powers delegated to them by the trust board in accordance with the terms of reference and scheme of delegation.
For details of each local governing body please select from the list below:-