The trust is a multi academy trust with a single academy in Peterborough. The academy is a through school and has a pupil capacity of 1670.
The academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee and was set up by a Memorandum of Association on 14 July 2014.
The principal object of the academy is to provide educational services.
Each member of the charitable company undertakes to contribute to the assets of the charitable company in the event of it being wound up while they are a member, or within one year after they cease to be a member, such amount as may be required, not exceeding £10, for the debts and liabilities contracted before they ceased to be a member.
In accordance with normal commercial practice, the academy has purchased insurance to protect Governors and officers from claims arising from negligent acts, errors or omissions whilst on academy business. The insurance provides cover up to £2,000,000.
METHOD OF RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT OR ELECTION OF TRUSTEES
The management of the academy is the responsibility of the Trustees who are elected and co-opted under the terms of the Articles of Association.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ADOPTED FOR THE INDUCTION AND TRAINING OF TRUSTEES
The training and induction provided for new Trustees is dependent upon their existing experience; an induction pack is given to all Trustees. The Trust has subscribed to the Governor Training Programme provided by the local authority, Specialist Schools Academies Trust and The Key for School Governors. All Trustees are provided with copies of policies, procedures, minutes, accounts, budgets, plans and any other documents that they will need to undertake their role as Trustees.
The Trust has established a management structure to enable its efficient running. The structure consists of two levels; the Governors and the Senior Leadership Team.
The Governing Body has considered its role thoughtfully and decided that the role of the Governors is to approve the strategic direction and objectives of the academy and monitor its progress towards these objectives.
The Governing Body has established a secure financial management structure including a scheme of delegation, robust internal control procedures and terms of reference for all Governing Body committees.
Governors are responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual budget, monitoring the academy's expenditure and income and making major decisions about the direction of the academy including capital expenditure and the appointment of senior staff.
The Executive Headteacher is the academy's Accounting Officer and has responsibility for the Trust's overall management and staffing. The Executive Headteacher is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Academies Financial Handbook, the Trust's Funding Ageement and all relevant aspects of company and charitable law. The delivery of the Trust's Funding Agreement and all relevant aspects of company and charitable law. The delivery of the Trust's detailed accounting functions are delegated to the Director of Finance and Resources.
CONNECTED ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING RELATED PARTY RELATIONSHIPS
The academy is not part of any connected organisations. Details of related party relationships are disclosed in the Register of Pecuniary Interests.
OBJECTS AND AIMS
The academy trust's principle object is to advance for the public benefit education in the United Kingdom, in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing by establishing, maintaining, carrying on, managing and developing a school offering a broad and balanced curriculum.
OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES
Governors and school leaders have considered what we really value in education, which is summed up in our motto: progress, partnership, pride.
We will work hard to ensure that students receive excellent teaching, that the curriculum is relevant to their needs and that they receive all the support they need to fulfil their potential. We also believe very strongly in the importance of extra-curricular activities such as clubs and visits, as they develop values and qualities that are valuable in later life.
We are determined that schools within the trust will continue to be known for their positive relationships; that students work well with each other, and they enjoy good working relationships with staff, with a high level of mutual respect. The trust aims to develop strong relationships with its community, including other primary schools, neighbouring secondary schools, and local businesses.
We work hard to establish a partnership with parents/carers, and to ensure that they feel welcome and are fully involved in their child's education.
We expect the highest standards at all times. We want students to be proud of their own achievements and happy to receive rewards from us, sometimes in public gatherings. We expect students to wear their uniform with pride because we want them to show that being a student at our schools is something really special. As the Trust moves forward, we hope that parents/carers, and the whole community, will be really proud of the work that goes on within our schools.