The Trust Board meet three times during the year.
They are responsible for:
The Trust will have two subcommittees: Finance and Premises Committee which includes the Audit Committee function, and Personnel Committee including Pay and Reward Committee function plus Well-being.
Each Academy in the Trust has a Local Governing Body and an agreed scheme of delegation. There are differences in the degree of delegation between the Trust and each LGB due to the needs of the school and their Ofsted grading. Parents will be represented on each Local Governing Body.
Meet the Chair and Chief...
Chair of the Trust (Member and Trustee)
Nigel Smetham (Chair of the Trust; Member of the Trust Finance Committee)
Experience: Senior manager at Southern Water Services with skills in staff management, budget planning and monitoring, leadership and chairing. Management of compliance, governance and assurance procedures. Responsible Officer for Allington Primary School under grant maintained status 1994 to 1998.
Chief Executive Officer (Ex-Officio Trustee)
Jenny Young (Executive Headteacher and Trustee)
Experience: 31 Years in the teaching profession; experience of teaching across the keystages; leading Maths, ICT and English, Keystage leader in KS1 and 2, and Deputy Head experience at two large primary schools before becoming Headteaher at Lenham Primary School in January 2010. Jenny returned to Allington Primary School as Headteacher in January 2015 and became Executive Headteacher in July 2016.
Please follow the link to the Trust Website for our Statutory Documents:
Trust Contact Details
Named Contact: Mrs J Young (Executive Head)
Orchard Academy Trust