STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
The governance of the Trust is defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, together with the Master and Supplemental Funding Agreements from the Department of Education. All Trustees are members of the full Board.
The structure consists of:
- Members of The Russett Learning Trust
- The Board of the Company (Trustees)
- The Local Governing Committee of each Academy
- Senior Management Team of each Academy
The aim of this structure is to devolve responsibility to those best able to make the decisions. The Trustees encourage staff contributions at all levels and collaboration between the Academies in the Trust.
The Trustees are there to oversee and support the work of the Local Governing Committee and Senior Management Team in the running of the Trust. The Trustees are not involved in the running of the Academies on a day to day basis. There is clarity with regard to decision making at Board and LGC level.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) also undertakes the role of the Executive Head Teacher at the Russett School. The CEO is the Accounting Officer of the Russett Learning Trust and the Trustees have delegated the day to day management of the Trust to the CEO.
There is a separation of the Board and Academy Governance, to enable a Local Governing Committee to undertake the delegated governance duties at a local level.
The Trust Board statutory duty is to meet a minimum of three times per year, but the The Trust believe to ensure financial oversight and effective financial performance they have agreed to meet six times per year.
Local Governing Committee (LGC) continue to meet at The Russett School six times a year to ensure effective leadership and management of the Academy.
The LGC follow an agreed Scheme of Delegation and operate under a Terms of Reference. The focus of the LGC is on teaching, learning and ensuring high standards of care and education to ensure that all pupils and young people achieve outstanding educational outcomes.
The following documents are available on request from the clerk:
- Meeting Agendas from the Local Governing Committee and Trust Board.
- Signed Minutes (part 1).
- Any papers, documents, reports considered in part 1.