Finham Park Multi Academy Trust is an exempt charity; this means we operate like any other charity but are not regulated by the Charity Commission but instead overseen by an alternative regulator, in this case the Secretary of State for Education.

Our Governance Structures

Our Governance structures are designed to give robust oversight and management of our schools, without unnecessarily restricting innovation.

We have five Members, including the Trust chairman Mr Peter Burns MBE, JP, who are responsible for appointing Trustees to the Trust Board.

Trustees provide strategic oversight and ensure the Trust meets its legal obligations, both directly and through committees.

The Trust Board is supported by a trained Governance Professional Ms Sam Jannaway who also works with our LGB Governance Professionals to ensure a consistent approach to Governance across our Trust.

Formulation of strategy and day to day operations are delegated to the Executive Headteacher, Mr Mark Bailie. He is supported by our school headteachers and professional experts within our central support services team.

Our headteachers are challenged and supported by their Local Governing Bodies to which governors are largely appointed based on their expertise, ensuring we have the balance of skills required to oversee a modern school.

Parental opinion is gathered through three elected parent governors at each of our schools and our Headteachers also frequently meet with parents at open evenings and other events.

All our schools operate a Student Voice model to encourage young people to take an active part in their own education.

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