The Roseland Multi Academy Trust has a two tier governance structure: Trustees and Members. Both these positions are requirements of the Trust’s governing document; the Articles of Association.
The Board of Trustees carry out the day to day governance tasks in delivering the three core functions of governance:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Hold the Headteachers and CEO to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils, and the performance and management of its staff;
- Oversee the financial performance of the MAT and schools ensuring its money is well spent.
The Members sit above the Trustees, holding ultimate responsibility for the Trust achieving its charitable objectives. The Members appoint the majority of the Trustees and ensure that the Trustees are carrying out their duties effectively. The role of Trustees and Members is strategic, not operational and is often described as that of a critical friend, providing support but also challenge.
The Board of Trustees has two parent trustee positions. These positions hold a four year term of office, as do all Trustee positions.
Members hold an annual general meeting and attend Board meetings as observers periodically. The Board of Directors meet a minimum of four times a year.
All Trustees and Members can be contacted by using the details provided on the contacts page of each individual school’s website, or by emailing the Governance clerk, Laura Keam.