MAT Role of Directors


The overall role of the board of directors is:
  • to determine the vision for the Trust and ensure that its achievement underpins allstrategic planning and decision making.
  • to develop the values of the Trust and ensure that they underpin all decisionmaking.

  • to develop, agree, implement and monitor all the Trust’s strategies and policies for the achievement of the vision.
  • to develop, review and take ownership of the Trust’s strategic plan, incorporating the academies’ financial plans, and monitor its implementation.
  • to ensure that all schools within the MAT attain high standards and demonstrate at least good progress against national indicators.
  • to ensure that the Trust keeps within legal obligations and complies with all necessary regulatory requirements.
  • to agree and oversee the implementation of a strategy for the development of the Trust.
  • to maintain overall control and consistency of approach across the academies within the Trust through:

– strong governance arrangements
– clear and appropriate levels of delegated authority
– unified frameworks for strategic planning, risk management, policy making and performance review