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Trustees and Members

The South Bank Academy Trust aims to provide an excellent education to the young people served by its academies.

The Trust is governed by five Members and a Board of 10 Trustees. The Members appoint the Trustees and also have the power to dismiss them. The Trust Board can also co-opt Trustees to the Board. The Trustees delegate powers to the Local Governing Boards and also appoint Governors. The Local Governing Board can also co-opt Governors. The powers delegated are detailed in our Scheme of Delegation.

Our current Trust Board consists of Trustees with skills in finance, legal matters, human resources and school governance.

As well as these elements of Trust governance there is a Headteacher Group and Local Governing Board of all our academies.

Our Trustees

Our current Trust Board consists of Trustees with skills in finance, legal matters, human resources and school governance.

Education and Standards Committee

The Education and Standards Committee monitors the work of the academies in the Trust and supports the work of the Local Governing Bodies in holding their academies to account and encouraging improvement.

Education and Standards Terms of Reference

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee monitors how the Trust spends the public money it is allocated by the nation.  It makes sure that:

  • spending has been for the purpose intended and there is probity in the use of public funds;
  • spending decisions represent value for money, and are justified as such;
  • internal delegation levels exist and are applied within the trust;
  • a competitive tendering policy is in place and applied, and appropriate thresholds are observed;
  • relevant professional advice is obtained where appropriate, including that of the external auditor where necessary.

Finance and Audit Terms of Reference

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