The core function of the committee covers all financial services and other resources including human resources and facilities. It has a critical role in overseeing budget formulation, monitoring, and treasury management. The financial functions extend into value for money and procurement and covers all matters relating to human resources including staff related performance management/review, disciplinary, under-performance and capability issues, continuing professional development, attendance, welfare and quality of work-life. The committee also receives and considers in detail the statutory accounts for the Trust and recommends them to the Board of Directors for approval prior to presentation to the Trust Members. It recommends the appointment of the external auditors to the Board of Directors for subsequent approval by the Trust Members. It also has a wider brief covering asset management, facilities management, lettings, information technology, and health and safety.
Local Governing Body
The Board also has established committees known as ‘local governing bodies’ for each school within the Trust. Their role is to oversee all matters relating to pupils’ learning and wellbeing. The core function of a local governing body covers all factors which relate to, and underpin, good teaching and learning. It has a critical role in monitoring the progress and impact of personalised learning interventions to ensure high standards and pupil outcomes in line with the Trust’s vision and strategy. Each of the schools within the Trust has a maximum of eleven governing body members, compromising:
- Headteacher/Head of School
- 2 staff governors
- At least 2 co-opted/community governors
- At least 2 parent governors