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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, with each Local Governing Body acting as an individual school committee on behalf of the Board.  Responsibilities held by the board and those delegated to Local Governing Bodies are defined in the trust's Articles of Association and the Scheme of Delegation (see below). 

Each school will retain a Local Governing Body with agreed delegation. The Local Governing Body will have the responsibility to work with school leaders to provide a high-quality education, meeting the needs of its pupils/students and their families.