Our Governance Structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance and outstanding performance.

Members are responsible for determining the governance of the Trust. They approve our Articles of Association.  The Articles of Association, as agreed with the Department for Education, set out the details for our internal management, decision making and running of the Trust. The Members also appoint Trustees in accordance with the Articles.

Trustees focus on three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of Star schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance

Trustees meet as a Board of Trustees and also as an Academic Board, Star Institute Board, Policy & Resources Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Faith and Character Education Board and Audit and Risk Committee

Governors serve as a key link between the schools, parents/carers and the local community. They monitor the performance of the school, advising the Trustees of any concerns.

All Members, Trustees and Governors complete an annual declaration of Business Interests and declare any pecuniary interests within meetings.

Our Scheme of Delegation identifies the key decision making roles for establishments within Star Academies. It determines the functions undertaken by the Board of Trustees and which have been delegated to its Committees, the Central Office Executive, Governing Bodies and Heads of Establishments.

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Click here for more information on our Independent Committee Co-optees

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View our current Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests and Attendance Records

View our Scheme of Delegation

View our Articles of Association

Click here to view our Funding Agreements

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