East Anglian Trust

Committees

Committees

Education Committee

The Education Committee seeks to ensure the highest quality of Teaching and Learning across all the schools in the Trust. The committee will ask questions in order to understand the issues facing the Trust schools and to challenge the CEO, Headteachers and the staff in a supportive and constructive manner to ensure everyone has the chance to achieve to their highest potential.

The Key aims of the committee are:

  • To review and monitor student progress, assessment and curriculum provision in line with Trust and Academy standards and improvement plans. This is achieved through robust questioning, careful scrutiny of evidence and a thorough understanding of the issues faced by our schools.
  • To review, monitor and, where appropriate recommend amendments to the Trust Improvement Plans for approval by the Trust Board.
  • To develop and review the policies which are delegated to the Education and Standards Committee for review.
  • To support and constructively challenge the CEO, Headteachers and the staff to maintain and develop an improving Trust and school wide approach to delivering the highest quality of teaching and learning.
  • To keep under review any relevant risks and statutory policies identified for monitoring by this committee.

More details are available in the Terms of reference for the committee.

  Membership of Trust Sub Committee -  Education:

  Membership Approved at Trust Board meeting 13 July 2020:

  Quorum

  4/6 TBC

  voting Trustees (at least 2 Trustees)

  Name

  V

  Neville Howe

  V

  Louise Franks

  V

  Stella MacKenzie

  V

  Stephen Curzon (+PR)

  AM

  Andy Sievewright

  AM

  Angelo Goduti

  AM

  Julia Upton


Finance and Audit Committee

On behalf of the Trust Board the Finance and Audit Committee will seek to carry out the following key functions (This is not an exhaustive list – please refer to the Terms of reference for this committee for more details):

To monitor and advise on all budgetary matters:

  • To ensure that best value is maintained across all schools in the Trust;
  • To ensure compliance with the overall financial plan for the Trust;
  • To ensure compliance with the financial regulations of the ESFA and the Academies Financial Handbook;
  • To monitor and review expenditure and the effectiveness of financial procedures, and where necessary make recommendations for improvements and monitor progress on actions;
  • To oversee the arrangements for internal audit, monitor outcomes and progress on action points;
  • To prepare the Annual Financial Statement.

To monitor and advise on Staffing Issues:

  • To ensure the schools are staffed sufficiently to fulfill their school development plans and their effective operation;
  • To monitor and evaluate the Trust’s Appraisal Policy, review staffing structures and arrangements for Professional Development for improving staff performance;
  • To ensure Recruitment and Selection is carried out in accordance with Safer Recruitment Practices and to maintain an awareness of staff work/life balance, working conditions and well being;

This committee will liaise with the Education and Standards and the Strategic Operations Committees as well as with the Local Governing Bodies regarding all resourcing aspects of their work. The committee will make recommendations to the Trust Board with regard to financial priorities and proposals in consultation with the CEO and the Headteachers.

The Finance and Audit Committee will monitor and review statutory policies and risks in accordance with its delegated responsibility.

  Membership of Trust Sub Committee -  Finance and Audit

  Membership Approved at Trust Board meeting 13 July 2020:

  Quorum

  4/6

  voting Trustees (at least 2 Trustees)

  Name

  V 

  Geoff Swann + Buildings and H&S

  V

  Stephen Shaw

  V

  Simon Linger

  V

  Stephen Curzon (+MAR/Comms)

  AM

  Andy Sievewright

  AM

  Angelo Goduti

  AM

  Julia Upton


Strategic Operations:

Under review.

  • A key function of this committee will be to review, monitor and make recommendations to the Trust Board relating to Trust Growth Plans. On behalf of the Trust Board the committee will oversee the process for schools wishing to join the Trust, carrying out due diligence on behalf of the Trust and making recommendations to the Trust Board based on the outcomes.

  Membership of Trust Sub Committee -  Human Resources

  Membership Approved at Trust Board meeting 13 July 2020:

  Quorum

  4/6 (incl CEO + at least 2 Trustees)

  voting Trustees

  Name

  V 

  Neville Howe (Legal)

  V

  Simon Linger (Chair)

  V

  Stella MacKenzie

  V

  Louise Franks

  AM

  Andy Sievewright

  AM

  Angelo Goduti

  AM

  Julia Upton

Please mark any questions for the attention of the Chair of the respective Sub Committee and forward it via the Clerk to the Trust board Julie Nunn at mail@eastanglianschoolstrust.co.uk