A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.
The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.
What does the Local Governing Committee do?
Local governors have three central duties:
i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.
Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.
For a full list of Trust Board and LGC meetings, please click here.
The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.
Skills and Training
Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.
Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.
Our after school enrichment programme was sent home to all parents this week by email and shared with pupils in school, please ensure you see when sessions are on and if interested to come along and get involved. Loads on from Music, Pe and Drama to homework club and DofE. pic.twitter.com/zPYa…
Friday night is basketball night 🏀 great to have over 25 pupils keen to stay on a Friday night 👍 it’s been a great 1st week of clubs and so proud of the pupils for coming all week! We have had over 200 pupils during the week! Have a great weekend!! @ValeYorkAcademy pic.twitter.com/Kmbi…
Great night of football with year 7 @BoothamSchool with the first team taking first place in the tournament 🏟 Some really good football being played so set for a good season 👍@ValeYorkAcademy pic.twitter.com/ENfm…
Our after school sports timetable for this term! Lots going on so be sure not to miss out 👍 pic.twitter.com/s5qk…
First night of Pe clubs and we get 59 boys and girls for football - the Astro was alive!! Great to see so many keen to come to clubs! Some great talent too - looking forward to future weeks 👍 inside was year 11 netball team training for their Holland games next Easter 🥇 pic.twitter.com/EDu8…
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