Members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They establish the Trust and set out the constitution, through signing its Memorandum and Articles of Association. They have ultimate control over the Trust, with the right to amend the Trust’s Articles of Association. They can appoint and remove Directors and Governors. The receive reports on the finances and the strategy of the Trust from Directors.
ACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors are responsible for setting the direction of the Trust, holding the Executive Principal to account and ensuring financial probity. Multi Academy Trusts are charitable companies and the Directors (trustees) are company directors and must comply with company law requirements: As charity trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with Charity Law requirements. Directors are accountable for any functions delegated to Local Advisory Boards.
Directors set the strategic direction for the Trust and are accountable to the Secretary of State for the performance of the academies within it. They enter into a Master Funding Agreement and Supplementary Funding Agreement with the DfE. They determine structure of the Trust and its functions and are accountable for the performance of academies within the Trust.
Leadership Team Committee
To undertake the business and running of the Trust and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
LOCAL ADVISORY BOARDS
Beacon/Robartes ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Derek Rushton
Charlestown ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Tasha Davis
Gatehouse ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Nigel West
St Agnes ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Dan Corbett
St Columb Major ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Richard Hooton
St Columb Minor ACE Academy Chair of Governors: Phil Mason
Local Advisory Boards Remit
Individuals who sit on Local Advisory Boards (LABs) are referred to as ‘Governors’. Directors delegate governance functions to the LABs. Directors have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LAB. LABs support the work of the Board of Directors through taking decisions/making recommendations.