No.Areas of responsibilityMembersTrust boardFinance, audit and risk committeeCEOCFOLocal governing bodyAcademy leadership team
1MEMBERS OVERSIGHT
1.1Signatories to the articles of association
Deliver
1.2Appointing and removing members
Approve
Deliver
1.3Changes or amendments to the articles of association
Approve
Propose
1.4New academies joining or leaving the trust
Approve
Propose
1.5Appointing external auditors and receipt of statutory accounts
Approve
Propose
1.6Appointing and removing trustees
Approve
Propose
2STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT
2.1Providing perspective on the wider education community and the challenges facing state-funded schools
Monitor
Monitor
Monitor
Monitor
Monitor
2.2Setting the values, vision & strategic aims for the trust
Deliver
Deliver
2.3Contextualising the trust's vision for each academy
Consult
Scrutinise
Deliver
2.4Annual academy development plan
Consult
Approve
Deliver
2.5Review schools' data against national and local benchmarking data: review, scrutinise and challenge schools on academic and financial benchmarking
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
Scrutinise
Deliver
2.6Appointing and removing clerks to the trust
Deliver
2.7Appointing and removing co-opted governors to LGBs; parent & staff governors elected by vote of peers can be removed by trust board (in exceptional circumstances)
Approve
Propose
Deliver
2.8Setting the committee structure for the trust board
Deliver
Consult
2.9Generating terms of reference for all committees & reviewing periodically
Approve
Propose
2.10Admissions policies
Monitor
Approve
Propose
2.11Complaints coming in across the trust
Monitor
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
2.12Code of Practice for trust board; Finance, Audit and Risk Committee; and LGBs
Approve
Propose
2.13Significant changes to academies (including, but not limited to, name, gender, age range, admissions criteria including PAN)
Notify
Approve
Scrutinise
Deliver
2.14Intervene in the management of an academy where necessary
Approve
Propose
Propose/Deliver
Propose/Deliver
Propose
Propose
3STAFFING
Strategic role
3.1Performance management process for academy staff
Approve
Consult
Propose
3.2HR policies (including disciplinary and grievance procedures) and contracts to be used by all academies
Approve
Consult
Consult
Propose
3.3Recruiting, appointing & removing CEO
Notify
Deliver
3.4Performance management of CEO
Deliver
3.5Recruiting, appointing & removing CFO
Notify
Approve
Deliver
Deliver
3.6Performance management of CFO (including pay recommendations)
Monitor
Deliver
Deliver
3.7Suspend/dismiss headteachers
Notify
Deliver
Consult
3.8Offer of leaving payments (redundancy,
dismissal, early retirement) in accordance
with academy policy
Approve
Consult
Consult
Propose
Operational oversight
3.9Establish staffing structure for academies
Consult
Approve
Propose
3.10Recruit/appoint headteachers
Consult
Deliver
Deliver
3.11Performance management of headteachers
Deliver
Deliver
3.12Recommendations re: teachers' performance
management in academies
Approve
Propose
3.13Cost of living pay rises for all staff salaries
Approve
Scrutinise
Propose
3.14Dismiss teachers/support staff (requires disciplinary panel & governors
from academies or trust board
members can sit on this if required)
Notify
Consult
Approve
Propose
3.15Facilitate discussion with staff
representative bodies including unions
at both trust board level & within academies
Deliver
Deliver
4POLICIES
4.1Statutory policies for use across the trust
Approve and monitor
Approve
Deliver
Propose
Propose
4.2Statutory annual academy safeguarding
audit
Consult
Approve
Propose
4.3Compliance with GDPR requirements
Monitor
Monitor
Deliver
5FINANCE
Strategic role
5.1Financial procedures accord with legal,
ESFA, DFE requirements & best practice
Approve
Propose
5.2Reserves policy for academies (reviewed at least annually)
Approve
Scrutinise
Propose
5.3Central lettings policy with appropriate costings
Approve
Deliver
5.4Procedures for effective audit in place and accord with legal, ESFA and DFE requirements
Approve
Deliver
5.5Receiving reports from internal & external audit inspections and resulting action plans
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
5.6Challenge spending in designated areas for each academy as agreed by the Trust (see financial scrutiny document Appendix 8)
Monitor
Deliver
Deliver
5.7Trust's central financial costs
Notify
Approve
Monitor
Deliver
5.8To produce the first formal budget plan for the financial year in accordance with DFE timeframes
Notify
Approve
Monitor
Deliver
Consult
5.9Monthly management accounts (chair of LGB and trust board to receive monthly) and termly forecast reports
Monitor
Scrutinise
Consult
Deliver
Monitor
Consult
5.10Prepare mid-year budget review for EFA BFRO
Notify
Approve
Monitor
Deliver
Consult
5.11Treasury (investment) arrangements
Notify
Approve
Deliver
Operational oversight/strong>
5.12Accurate, reconciled and up-to-date records to provide financial and statistical information
Monitor
Deliver
Consult
5.13Transfers between budget headings (viraments), up to agreed levels, comply with the financial procedures
Approve
Deliver
Consult
5.14Disposal of capitalised items
Approve
Propose
Consult
5.15Register of pecuniary and business interests of board members, governors and staff maintained
Monitor
Deliver
5.16Appropriate insurance arrangements in accordance with financial procedures
Monitor
Deliver
Consult
5.17Establishing and implementing procedures for staff, Trustees and Board members to claim expenses
Approve
Deliver
5.18Ensure that writing off debts complies with the financial procedures
Approve
Deliver
5.19Ensure compliance with VAT and CIT regulations and submission of appropriate forms
Monitor
Deliver
6RISK MANAGEMENT
Strategic role
6.1Risk management policy and register
Approve
Monitor
Deliver
6.2Informal audit process in place
Approve
Deliver
6.3Compliance with health & safety requirements & monitoring the role of the competent officer
Monitor
Scrutinise
Monitor
Approve
Deliver
Operational oversight/strong>
6.4Risk assessments are in place
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
6.5Emergency recovery planning in place for each academy
Notify
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
6.6Compliance of the trust's website and academies' websites
Notify
Monitor
Deliver
Deliver
Monitor
Deliver
7PUPILS/STUDENTS & ACADEMIC OUTCOMES
Strategic role
7.1Safeguarding arrangements
Monitor
Scrutinise and approve
Deliver
7.2Improve academic outcomes
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
7.3Track pupil/student progress and outcomes (including key groups)
Monitor
Scrutinise
Deliver
Operational oversight/strong>
7.4Implement PPG strategy/PE grant/yr 7 catch-up
Approve
Deliver
7.5Act as the initial decider for any exclusions by headteachers
Approve
Deliver
8PREMISES
8.1Estates Management Plan
Approve
Monitor
Deliver
Consult
Monitor
Consult
8.2Academy premises development plans
Consult
Scrutinise
Deliver
8.3Bid for external premises funding streams (e.g. CIF)
Approve
Scrutinise
Deliver
Propose
8.4Health and safety reports
Scrutinise
Deliver
9SELF REVIEW
9.1Review the performance of the trustees annually
Deliver
Consult
9.2Review the performance of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee annually
Monitor
Deliver
9.3Review the performance of the LGBs annually
Monitor
Deliver
9.4Update the Trust Board and LGB skills audit
Monitor
Deliver
Monitor