Our Governance Structure
Chellaston Academy is an Academy within PEAK Multi Academy Trust. All academies within the Trust are governed by the PEAK Multi Academy Trust Board and Members. Mrs Anne Martin FCCT is the Interim CEO and Accounting Officer of the Trust.
The Members sit above the board of Trustees. They are considered as the custodians of a trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the multi academy trust. To ensure robust accountability within our governance structure, the members are independent of the trust board.
Members hold the trust board to account for the effective governance of the trust and are tasked with assessing if the board is performing well and, as such are ensuring that the purpose of the trust, and its charitable object is being fulfilled. Members themselves have a minimal role in the actual running of the trust. It is the trust board, not members, who are the organisations key decision makers.
The Trust Board have strategic oversight and have ultimate responsibility for the management decisions within the Multi Academy Trust. The Board’s key responsibilities are to ensure the quality of education provision and compliance with Companies and Charities law, along with ensuring that public funds are being spent responsibly. The Trust Board will meet as often as is necessary to carry out their duties, but at least three times a year.
The Trust Board have established a Finance, Remuneration and Audit Committee which will meet a minimum of three times a year to ensure that the Trust is fulfilling its obligations around financial scrutiny, compliance and operational controls.
The Chair of the Trust Board is Ann Witheford who can be contacted via the Clerk to the Trust Board, Emma Holmes: email@example.com.
The Local Governing Board (LGB)
The Local Governing Board support the vision of the Trust at an academy-level.
The DfE state that governors have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
As part of a Multi academy trust the LGB work and make decisions according to a Scheme of Delegation, delegated to it by the Trust Board.
The Chair of Governors is Sandra Fletcher who can be contacted via the Clerk to the LGB Genevieve Waldron, who can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.