The ultimate responsibility for the running of our schools resides with the directors of the MAT. Directors are appointed on the basis of skills need and are drawn from local governing bodies within our schools and from the wider community. The authority for running each school remains at local governing body level and is clearly defined by our scheme of delegation.
The MAT is able to provide additional advice and guidance to governing bodies and being part of the MAT enables school leaders and governors to focus on teaching and learning. School governors are nominated by their own governors; the MAT approves the appointment (unless they are parent governors). Governors agree an annual budget with the MAT but retain the day to day financial responsibility.