Governance Information

Multi Academy Trust

The Kite Academy Trust is a Primary-focused Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (not for profit) and is required by law to operate to all statutory regulations and rules within its Articles of Association which are registered at Companies House.

The Kite Academy Trust is governed through its Board of Trustees which is made up of independent Trustees appointed by Trust Members and supported by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Academy Councils

Local governance at existing Kite academies is provided by an Academy Council as defined in our agreed Schemes of Delegation. The Academy Council has the power to make decisions and take action that best meets the needs of the children, staff and communities they serve. Good and Outstanding academies will find that there are more local freedoms and less bureaucracy than there was as a maintained school.

New schools joining the Trust will retain their Governors, however the role of the governing body will convert to the Academy Council method of governance.  This method is based around a Governor holding one of five specific Portfolios, such as Safeguarding, which they then monitor on a termly basis and report back at tam Academy Council meeting. A summary of the five reports is then provided to the relevant Board Committee for review and recommendation.

Academy Heads are accountable to the Academy Council and are able to call on support from the Chief Executive of the Trust, Executive Heads and other Heads to ensure that an outstanding level of teaching and learning is maintained across the Trust.

Details of the Academy Councils, their membership and attendance can be found on individual academy websites.


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