As a group, the Board set the overall strategic direction of the Trust. They scrutinise, challenge and support our educational and operational performance data, stability, and emerging risks/opportunities.
Accordingly, the Board delegate certain powers and duties to Academy Committees. This is explained in our Scheme of Delegation.
Their role is to design and implement a strategic development plan, the STEP Compass, which will enable the mission and vision of the Trust to be achieved.
Guided by the STEP Compass, they are responsible for developing and implementing Academy Improvement Plans and Service Improvement Plans, so that all parts of the organisation achieve the STEP Standard.
Academy Committees have a vital role to play in providing assurance to the Trustees that the standards they and the Executive Team set are being met and that resources are used efficiently to give every child the best possible education.
They also play a key role in ensuring all our academies are at the heart of their local communities.
This team is responsible for the performance and management of the Academy.
“STEP First” is the notion that, first and foremost, everyone is committed to being part of STEP Academy Trust. All governors must be fully aligned to the Trust’s Mission, Vision and Values. Although serving one or more particular Academies, governors are members of the wider STEP team. We are all one team, in one organisation, working towards the same goal: to be excellent in all we do – STEP First!
As a charitable company limited by guarantee, STEP Academy Trust is defined by a number of key documents including: Articles of Association, Schemes of Delegation and Funding Agreements. In addition, the Trust is required to make public its accounts which are audited annually.
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