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Trust Governors


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The Board of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities that it is legally required to carry out, working in a close, balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Academy Principals, to ensure that each academy provides the best possible education for all its students.

Longfield Academy also shares a local Academies Board with Hartley Primary Academy. The Academies Board is responsible for the governance of both academies. In particular, it performs the following statutory 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 performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Hartley Primary Academy also has a Development Group of governors to provide more bespoke monitoring and oversight of this academy. The Development Group reports direct to the Academies Board.

The Chair of Longfield Academies Board also sits on the Trust Board to ensure effective, coherent governance across the Trust as a whole.

Detailed, cross-cutting work is carried out by three central Committees – Standards, Resources and Audit – which report to the full Trust Board.

Further Information About Governance

The following links will take you to further information regarding the academy’s governance arrangements:

Academy Board’s Terms of Reference

Leigh Academies Trust Governance Structure

North-West Kent Cluster Governance Structure (including names of governors)

Academy Board Governors’ Attendance 2018/19

Longfield Academy Board Governors’ Pecuniary Interests

Hartley Primary Academy Board Governors’ Pecuniary Interests

Trust Annual Report and Audited Accounts

Trust Funding Agreement and Articles of Association

Contact Address

If you have any queries concerning governance at the Trust or its Academies, please contact us by email at the following address: governance@latrust.org.uk.