The BDAT Trust structure has changed significantly over the last 12 months as the number of the schools in the Trust has increased. The Trust Board is made up of 12 Trustees, each appointed for the skills they can bring to drive and steer the strategic purpose and direction of the Trust. We appointed a new Chair, Tessa Mason, in January 2016, with extensive experience of education policy and school leadership.
The Trust Board is supported by a series of finance and education sub-committees, including Trustees, Academy Leaders and Central Team Officers, which hold schools to account. Each academy also retains a Local Governing Body, responsible for the day to day challenge and support for their school.
The Trust employs a lean central service team made up of the CEO, operation and finance staff who work with the academies to ensure statutory compliance, best practice and economies.
In 2015-16 the Trust also moved to employ primary and secondary Education Directors who provide quality assurance, challenge and support to each school to drive outcomes, progress and standards.
The Trust retains high level responsibility and accountability for the use of resources, finance and for educational achievement. This is monitored through regular internal and independent effectiveness and progress analysis, evaluations and reports. Information is shared with the Headteachers/Principals, the Local Governing Body, BDAT officers and Trustees. Robust discussions are held at all levels to ensure that academy achievement and best value enable the optimum performance of each academy and of the Trust overall.
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