Governance Structure

The Amethyst Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust and a not-for-profit charitable company limited by guarantee.

We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals. 

Our multi-academy trust is a Wolverhampton based group of academies governed by a single set of Members and Trustees who are accountable to the Department for Education for the educational and financial performance of the academies in the trust.

As part of its remit, The Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders. Our Local Governing Boards are therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the MAT Trust Board

Our Local Governing Boards consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff. The skills set, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LGBs are critical to the work of our MAT Trust Board and overall governance arrangements of The Trust.

Members

As we are a charitable company limited by guarantee, the Members have a role similar to shareholders in a limited company. The Members are responsible for determining the purpose of the Trust and the way it is governed.

 

Board of Trustees

The people responsible for determining the Trust’s strategic direction, including overarching responsibility for the three core functions common to school governing bodies:

  • the Trust’s vision
  • educational standards
  • financial performance.

Trustees are also responsible for ensuring the Trust complies with charity and company law, as well as its own funding agreement with the Secretary of State. The Trustees are the statutory governors of the academies in the Trust. The Trustees also approve each of the Trust’s major strategies.

Committees

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Curriculum & Standards

The Education and Standards Committee is responsible for monitoring the Trust’s School Improvement strategy and the educational performance and standards achieved by each academy in the Trust. It approves and monitors annual targets for each academy.

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Attendance, Safeguarding & Admissions

This committee oversees attendance, behaviour and safeguarding across the Trust. It monitors annual Key Performance Indicators and measures  the trust schools attendance, safeguarding and admission metrics against the national benchmark. It reviews policy to ensure trust schools are working in line with statutory requirements.

Finance & General Purposes

The Finance and General Purposes Committee is responsible for monitoring the Trust’s financial strategy and the financial performance of the Trust and its academies. It recommends approval of annual budgets and monitors them, along with major capital and asset planning and expenditure. The committee is also responsible for monitoring the Trust’s Estates and ICT strategies.

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Risk & Audit

The Risk and Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring that the operation of the Trust is underpinned by sound financial controls and risk management procedures. It appoints and oversees the work of the Trust’s external auditors and internal audit function. It also monitors Health and Safety across the Trust.

Local Governing Boards

Local Boards contribute to each academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring they complement the Trust’s vision and values. They are responsible for ensuring that our academies maintain strong community links and effective communication with all stakeholders, including parents and carers. They are also responsible for monitoring pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns.

Chairs' & Heads Committee

The Chairs’ and Heads committee is comprised of the chairs of Local Boards and representatives of the Trustees. It is responsible for ensuring clear and effective communication between the Local Boards and the Board of Trustees; and for ensuring that key local and community issues are brought to the attention of the Trustees. This committee also provides opportunities to share best practice across the Trust’s Local Boards.

Trust Members

Members

Mr J Inglis

Mrs S Moran

Mr M Morris

Mrs C Creamer

Mrs K Austin

Schedule

AGM – 25th November 2021

Trust Board

Members

Mr J Inglis (Chair)

Mr B Stephenson (Vice Chair)

Mrs S Reid

Mr M Marks

Mrs H Bourton

Mr R Grant

Mr D Williams

Mrs N Davis (Ex-Officio)

Ms T Davis

Mr J Hopkins

Agenda

14th October 2021

17th February 2022

30th June 2022

Trust Board Committees

Finance & General Purpose

Members

Mr J Inglis (Chair)

Mrs S Reid

Mr D Williams

Meeting Dates

30th September 2021

21st October 2021

25th November 2021

16th December 2021

27th January 2022

17th February 2022

31st March 2022

28th April 2022

26th May 2022

30th June 2022

21st July 2022

Risk & Audit Assurance

Members

Mrs S Reid (Chair)

Mr J Inglis

Mrs S Baker

Meeting Schedule

21st October 2021

16th December 2021

28th April 2022

26th May 2022

7th July 2022

Attendance, Safeguarding and Admissions

Members

Mr B Stephenson (Chair)

Mr R Grant

Mrs N Davis

Scheduled Meetings

7th December 2021

1st February  2022

23rd May 2022

Curriculum, Standards and Progress

Members

Mr M Marks (Chair)

Mrs H Bourton

Mr J Inglis

Meeting Schedule

9th December 2021

31st March 2022

12th July 2022

Pay & HR

Members

Mrs S Reid

Mr D Williams

Mr J Inglis

Meeting Schedule

As Required

Trust Growth – Working Group

Members

Mrs H Bourton (Chair)

Mrs S Reid

Mr D Williams

Meeting Schedule

As Required

Academies

Aldersley High School

Converter School – February 2011

Phase – Secondary

Ofsted – Good (March 2018)

Head of School – Ms A Huntington

Moreton School

Sponsored Academy – November 2016

Phase – Secondary

Ofsted – Good (February 2018)

Headteacher – Mrs N Bayliss