Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust Governance Structure

The multi-academy trust (MAT) governance structure below adopts the strengths of the highly efficient and effective governance structure that has been key to Chepping View Primary Academy’s many years of success.

Board of Trustees

Members have ultimate accountability and can remove and appoint trustees.

Trustees deliver the three core functions of governance:

  1. Providing clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding Executive Principal to account
  3. Overseeing financial performance

Co-opted Trustees are Trustees who have been appointed by the other Trustees. Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust can have up to three Co-opted Trustees.

Executive Principal will also be a Principal of one of the academies whilst the MAT is still relatively small in size. The Executive Principal will also be the MATs Accounting Officer.

Principal Trustee will be the Principal of each additional academy in the MAT, accountable to the Executive Principal. As each new academy joins our Trust another Principal Trustee will be added to the Board of Trustees.

Future structure

The proposed structure is designed to provide effective and cost efficient governance for our MAT whilst it is in its infancy. We anticipate the need to restructure our MAT governance as we grow.

The Trust whilst small, will not be appointing Local Governing Bodies and regular committees, with the exception of a Finance Committee. Trustees will all be allocated MAT wide committee responsibilities and meetings will be convened when required. It is our intention to deal with all matters during the six Board of Trustees meetings held each academic year. The Board of Trustees will be acting in the best interests of all academies in the MAT; the Principal of each academy will be reporting to the Board and will provide advice and guidance to inform decision making and strategy. This will ensure representation and prevent decisions being removed from the point of impact. Operating in this way means that the Trust will retain responsibility for all governance functions for all academies and so does not require a formal scheme of governance delegation.