The Purpose of Governance
As outlined in the Governance handbook for academies, multi-academy trusts and maintained schools published by the Department for Education in January 2017, the purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Governance at The Aspire Academy
Should you wish to enquire about volunteering as a governor or discuss any aspect of governance at The Aspire Academy please email email@example.com using the message title FAO The Governing Body.
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement: The Aspire Academy Free School Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and young people in their care and will look to an enhanced DBS and references prior to any governor appointment.
At the Aspire Academy governors perform these duties by ensuring that we have a governing body with a suitable skill set, regular full and sub-committee group meetings and giving individuals specific foci to address on their regular visits to the Academy (e.g. Safeguarding). Currently there are 3 sub-committee groups; Teaching and Learning, Finance and Resources and Pay and Personnel.
A full list of Governors and their responsibilities can be seen by selecting List of Governors tab from the menu at the top of the page. There is also additional information that you may find useful which can also be selected using the menu.
Phil Collins, Chair of Governors
Funding Agreement – including articles and memorandum.
Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st August 2015 –
Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st August 2016 –
Annual Report and Financial Statement for the year ended 21st August 2017
Annual Report and Financial Statement for the year ended 21st August 2018