Governance Structure

Our Governance Structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance and outstanding performance.

Members are responsible for determining the governance of the Trust. They approve our Articles of Association. The Articles of Association, as agreed with the Department for Education, set out the details for our internal management, decision making and running of the Trust. The Members also appoint Trustees in accordance with the Articles.

Trustees focus on three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of Inspiring Lives Education Trust schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance.
  • Our Trustees meet as a board six times a year. We also have several committees that focus on specific areas that consist of selected trustees and meet up on a regular basis.
  • Every school has a Local Governing Body which monitors the performance of the school and pastoral care of the pupils, advising the Trustees of any concerns.

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