The Trust is a single entity and Trustees and Trust leaders – including Academy Principals – have responsibilities in relation the quality of education provided that extend to all incorporated Academies. Trust governance operates at three levels:
- Academy members are the guardians of governance across the Trust. Their role is to ensure Trustees perform their duties effectively and to have broad oversight of the work of the Trust. Members appoint and remove Trustees and sign the Articles of Association.
- Trustees are the key strategic decision makers within the Trust and carry ultimate responsibility for the quality of education provided. In this capacity they offer challenge and support Academy Leaders, the CEO and Academy Directors.
- The Academy Improvement Committee operates at a local level and have oversight of Roseberry Academy and Stokesley Primary Academy. Membership is drawn from communities of all schools and parents are strongly represented. The AIC has oversight of key educational aspects of the school including pupil achievement, attendance, SEND, the use of the pupil premium and attendance.
- The specific responsibilities of each layer of governance – and those of Academy Directors and Principals – are set out in the Scheme of Delegation. This, in turn, reflects the Trust Articles or Association and the DfE Governance Handbook (March 2019).