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The Board of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities that it is legally required to carry out, working in a close, balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Academy Principals, to ensure that each Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.

Mascalls Academy also has its local Board, Mascalls Academies Board, which is shared with Paddock Wood Primary Academy Development Group and Horsmonden Primary Academy Development Group. The Academies Board is responsible for the governance of each Academy under its purview. In particular, it performs the following statutory 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; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Detailed, cross-cutting work is carried out by three central Committees – Standards, Resources and Audit – which report to the full Trust Board. Some governors on the Mascalls Academies Board also serve on these Committees.

The Chair of Mascalls Academies Board also sits on the Trust Board to ensure effective, coherent governance across the Trust as a whole.

Further Information About Governance

The following links will take you to further information regarding the Academy’s governance arrangements:

Development Group’s Terms of Reference

Trust’s Annual Report and Audited Accounts [2016-17]

Trust’s Annual Report and Audited Accounts [2017-18]

Trust’s Funding Agreement and Articles of Association

Development Group Governors’ Attendance 2018/19

Governors’ Pecuniary Interests

Leigh Academies Trust Governance Structure

Central Kent Cluster Governance Structure (including names of governors)

Contact Address

If you have any queries concerning governance at the Trust or its Academies, please contact us by email at the following address: governance@latrust.org.uk.