The Accord team provide a wealth of experience and specialisms. Our Trustees and Members work in many different sectors of industry, education and public sector and ensure that Accord’s stakeholder needs are met in a governed and moral approach…
The links below provide outline details in relation to colleagues representing the Accord Multi Academy Trust team:
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the main Governing Body for the Trust and is accountable for the actions of all elements of the Trust including academy performance and financial probity. The full Board of Trustees meet four times a year but also meet in sub-committee form at other times.
The Board is responsible for Trust strategy and monitoring operational policy through the Chief Executive (CEO). Quorum for the full Board of Trustees is no less than three Trustees in attendance.
Each individual academy within the group has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The Board of Trustees formally delegates a wide range of powers to LGB’s covering the statutory and operational duties necessary for it to discharge its duties on behalf of the Board and of the relevant academy.
The members of an academy trust are the guardians of the governance of the trust. The members’ role is discrete and distinct; they are tasked with assessing if the Board of Trustees is performing well and, as such, are ensuring that the purpose of the trust is being met, and its charitable object of “advancing education for the public benefit” is being fulfilled.
Members appoint members and trustees in line with the Articles of Association, and receive the Annual Accounts and Report.
The members meet, usually once a year at an annual general meeting. The Annual Accounts and Report are presented to members at this meeting.
Education Strategy Group
The Educational Strategy Group (ESG), this is the forum where Principals work alongside the CEO and other designated senior leaders to innovate, and to shape strategy targeted at ensuring we secure a world class education for our young people.
The Operations Team is the senior operational leadership of the Trust, ensuring that the financial legal, compliance, and HR strategies support to the education outcomes of the Trust.