Trust is a digital journal for executive and governance leaders. It is produced by Confederation of School Trusts and National Teacher Accreditation. The December 2020 issue published an article written by on my experience of chairing a local governing body in a large multi-academy trust.
Chairing a Local Governing Body in a Multi-Academy Trust
Articles of Association afford Multi-Academy Trusts considerable flexibility with regard to their governance structures. The simplest structure is a trust board (accountable for all the schools in the trust) and governance at the local level with Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) to which the board can delegate powers. Local governance can take many forms and school trusts are free to choose the model which works best for their schools. They can, for example, choose to have one LGB per school or a cluster model with one LGB looking after more than one school or a mixture of both.
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