In what follows you will read various statements which describe firstly “The Object“ which is facilitated by “Our Aims.”
The Children’s Academy Trust has a legal obligation to direct our activities to fall within what is described as “The Object“. Fortunately “The Object“ is not only focussed and specific regarding the actual expectations, but also allows for diversity and enhancements to be applied in pursuit of “The Object”
Arising from “The Object” we have “Our Aims” which firstly represent the driving force to meet our legal requirements but crucially provide for the diversity and enhancements mentioned earlier. We believe the diversity and enhancements not only provide first rate educational outcomes but also allows children to grow into rounded and grounded, confident adults capable of meeting the changing landscape of life.
We aim to provide the infrastructure and expertise to allow every child to fulfil their potential and achieve success, regardless of their starting points or circumstances.
We aim to ensure that every child and adult within our academy understands their responsibility to become responsible global citizens.
We aim to provide an innovative, stimulating and creative curriculum to enable our children to develop into inquisitive, independent and confident learners.
We aim for the whole school community to understand and believe in the secure foundations of respect, equality, challenge and support.
We aim to run our academy using the best environmental principles and practices. Furthermore we will educate our children to understand environmental issues and the need to consider impact alongside enterprise.
We aim to be at the centre of our communities, opening up our schools to local people and involving the school in worthy local projects and initiatives.
We aim to support our local community by buying locally and fairly traded whenever possible.
The Children’s Academy Trust (“the Trust”) is charitable company limited by guarantee, so must comply with relevant charities and companies law. This legislation includes the requirement that its Trustees and Directors act in the Trust’s interest, and disclose all related party transactions in its Annual Report and Accounts*. The Trust will actively manage any conflicts of interest** and will be cognisant of the circumstances where these might arise.
The Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust comprising of two Primary schools – Anston Greenlands Primary School and Listerdale Primary School. The Trust currently has nine people in its membership, some of whom are Trustees, some Directors and some members who are both Trustees and Directors. There are three Trustees and together they operate at a strategic level, maintaining an overview of the Trust and its operation. The Board of Directors, which comprises all nine members, is responsible collectively for the operation and management of the Trust and the delegation of any powers to the governing bodies which are responsible for the two schools at a local level.
The Trust’s membership is drawn from the two schools in equal measures. Should the Trust expand in future to take on another academy or academies, then the membership will be revised proportionately so that each school has the same representation at Trust level.
Current membership of the Trust, and any declared interests, is set out in the chart below.
[This Register can also be found on the websites of both Academies that form the Trust – Anston Greenlands Primary School and Listerdale Primary School, alongside the schools’ own Registers.]
* Incorporated on 1st November 2014, the Trust’s first Annual Report and Accounts is due to be published in December 2015.
** “A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that an individual’s ability to apply judgement or act in one role, is, or could be, impaired or influenced by a secondary interest. It can occur in any situation where an individual or organisation (private or government) can exploit a professional or official role for personal or other benefit. This definition is based on generally accepted standards”. Source: National Audit Office
Children’s Academy Trust Board Members