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Pioneer Academies Community Trust

Children are at the centre of everything we do and everything we do, is about improving their life chances

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Pioneer Academies Community Trust

Children are at the centre of everything we do and everything we do, is about improving their life chances

Governance Structure

Leadership and Governance
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Our trustees ensure that PACT complies with charity and company law. The Board of Trustees has two core functions and that is to set the strategic direction of the organisation and to ensure financial probity. As a multi-academy trust, the trustees are responsible for all the academies within the Trust. They do this by delegating functions to the Local Governing Body of each academy through a scheme of delegation. The level of delegation may be proportionate to the strength of the academy – an ‘earned autonomy’ model. 

 

Local Governing Body  

Whilst Pioneer Academies Community Trust is ultimately accountable for the performance of each of its academies, each of our academies has a local governing body that is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the standards of its academy. 

 

The PACT Board operates the principle of earned autonomy as it believes that best results will be achieved when each academy’s Local Governing Body receives a level of responsibility and autonomy appropriate to its specific circumstances. Where an academy has demonstrated it is a strong, self-improving organisation, it will need minimal day to day supervision from the Board of Trustees and the Local Governing Body will be given the autonomy to run the school within agreed delegated powers. Where an academy is performing below an acceptable standard,  the Trust has the legal and moral  authority to intervene, in order to bring about improvements.

 

The core business of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Review and monitor the Academy Improvement Plan
  • Monitor and review Standards of attainment and progress
  • Review and monitor the curriculum and educational provision
  • Ensure sound financial planning, budget monitoring and best value

 

Board Meetings Attendance 2019-20

Name

20.09.19

26.11.19    

Jayne Everett-ex-officio

ü      

Karen Hartshorne (Chair)

ü

     

Marilyn Gittner (Vice)

ü

     

Phil Bagley

x

     

Kevin Grum

x

     

Pete Steadman

ü

     

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Committee Meetings Attendance 2019-20

Name

26.11.19

     

Jayne Everett

       

Kim Wood

       

Phil Bagley- Chair

       

Marilyn Gittner-vice

       

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

Audit Committee Meetings Attendance 2019-20

Name

26.11.19

 

 

Karen  Hartshorne-vice

     

Kevin Grum- chair

     

Marilyn Gittner

     

 

 

 

 

Standards Committee Meetings Attendance 2019-20

Name

04.10.19

   

Marilyn Gittner - Chair

ü

   

Karen  Hartshorne-vice

ü

   

Kevin Grum

ü

   

Jayne Everett

x

   

Harry Wood

ü

 

 

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