All academy trusts are held to account in their capacity as charities by the Charities Commission. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) holds academy trusts to account as central government public bodies for their finances and OFSTED holds them to account for academies’ teaching. At a local level, they are answerable to other stakeholders including parents, their pupils and the local community.
Our Members, Trustees and Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability across our family of academies. We recognise these individuals as being absolutely key to the effectiveness of our academies and our trust as a whole. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing board.