Oak Wood Schools Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has a Board of Directors. The directors are, in effect, governors and our role is much the same as governors in any other school. However, since the schools became a MAT, the directors/governors are also trustees of the charitable trust which is responsible for the effective running of the academy.
The Board of Directors has recently decided to delegate responsibility for the governance of the primary and secondary schools to primary and secondary governing committees. However the full board retains the responsibility of ensuring:-
Every director serves on either the primary or secondary governing committee. The Chair of Directors and the Executive Headteacher are currently serving on both committees as this is a new structure.
The governing committees will monitor:-
To this end all directors have links to priority areas in the schools’ development plans. These and further information about the directors’ role and responsibilities can be found in the Directors’ Handbook.
Chair of Directors