About Our Trust

Roles and responsibilities

Governance Level

Membership

Meetings

Responsibilities/Authorities

Reporting

References

Members

Candidates with suitable background and skills will be identified and confirmed by the DfE

Minimum 1 per year

  • To appoint/remove Directors
  • To sign off financial statements and the annual report
  • To change the Articles of Association

N/a

Articles of Association

Board of Directors

Up to 9 directors appointed by the members

c.6 meetings per year

  • To ensure quality of educational provision
  • To challenge and monitor performance
  • To oversee management of finances and property
  • To ensure compliance with charity and company law
  • To ensure operation in accordance with funding agreement
  • To receive and approve finance procedures and regulations
  • To determine and approve corporate policy
  • To appoint, appraise and dismiss academy Headteachers
  • To receive reports from Senior Trust Staff, Committees, and LGBs
  • To approve and remove members of LGBs

Reports to members at AGM on progress for the year.

Financial statements and annual report

Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation

Local Governing Bodies

Primary sector maximum of 12 members.

Secondary sector maximum of 15 members.

Must include:

  • Parent governors
  • Staff governors

 

Additional attendees:

 

  • Synergy CEO
  • Trust Finance Executive
  • Primary Executive Lead
  • Directors as required

2 in the first term then termly

  • To support the vision of the Trust
  • To govern admissions/exclusions/complaints
  • To monitor and be accountable for standards
  • To act as critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To represent the views of, and engage with, the local community
  • To liaise with the Trust’s Finance Executive, through the Headteacher, in setting the local budget
  • To authorise expenditure up to levels in the finance policy
  • To monitor the appointment, appraisal and dismissal of school staff excluding the Headteacher
  • To oversee safeguarding procedures
  • To review and determine local policy
  • To visit the school

Reports to the Board of Directors through approved minutes

Scheme of Delegation and LGB Terms of Reference

 

 

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.