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Minster Trust For Education

Minster Trust For Education

Principles of Governance

MITRE works strategically for the benefit of all within the partnership whilst also developing an outward looking model that engages with and supports other schools.

MITRE will continue to develop and improve through strong, effective and accountable leadership at all levels, supported by well-designed systems and processes.

MITRE has five members, three of which are ‘Foundation Members’ approved by the Diocesan Board of Education.  One of the Foundation Members is also a Trustee.

MITRE has nine Trustees, of which five are Foundation Trustees approved by the Diocesan Board of Education.  The Foundation Trustees will ensure that the ethos of MITRE maintains and develops the Christian ethos in the Church Academies.

The governance of MITRE is structured to support the Foundation Governor requirement in Church Academies both now and into the future.

Member/Trustee appointments will be agreed with appropriate bodies in line with our MAT articles.  MITRE values the impartiality and professionalism of Members and Trustees and therefore no Member or Trustee will be able to also serve on a member school’s Local Governing Body.

All MITRE member schools are accountable to the Board of Trustees for standards and achievement, but with the assumption of considerable autonomy where schools are successful.  If schools demonstrate the need for additional support, the scheme of delegation may be varied to ensure appropriate intervention with impact for the benefit of children and young people.

Each school will retain a Local Governing Body with agreed delegation, retaining a proportion of Foundation Governors as relevant to their status. The Local Governing Body will have the autonomy to develop its provision so that it meets the needs of its pupils/students and their families. MITRE will afford individual schools a level of autonomy as set out in the individual school’s scheme of delegation.