Role of the Governing Body
The key role of the governing body is to:
- ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
- ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
- ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.
Governing Body Structure for April 2019 - please click here
Calendar of meeting dates for the current academic year - please click here
Governor Pecuniary & Business interests for April 2019 - please click here
Governor attendance records for 2017/18 - please click here
Code of Conduct for October 2018 - please click here
Our Governing Body
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Jim Adams and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is Peter Collins.
Clarion Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Like all academy trusts, it is regulated by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (DfE). Clarion Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) as it consists of more than one school.
The individuals sitting on the Trust Board are both charity trustees and company directors. The EFA states that the Trust Board are “the people responsible under the academy trusts articles of association for controlling its management and administration. They have responsibility for directing its affairs, and for ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivering the trust’s charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public.”
The Trust Board is accountable to Trust Members who ultimately control the company and have the power to appoint and ultimately remove some trustees. Trust Members have a key role providing assurance that appropriate governance structures are in place. Distinct and independent their role is to provide oversight and challenge.