The Role Of Our Trustees

The Trustees have ultimate accountability for the Academies and the Trust. The Board of Trustees manages the business of the Trust and focuses strongly on the three core functions of governance:

  • 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 and ensuring effective financial performance.

They are responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring each Academy by the use of budgets and making major decisions about the direction of the Trust, capital expenditure and senior staff appointments. The Trustees are accountable to the Members of the Trust.


The duties of Concordia Trustees are the same as any company directors. In summary these are to:

  • act within their powers

  • promote the success of the company

  • exercise independent judgement

  • exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence

  • avoid conflicts of interest

  • not to accept benefits from third parties

  • declare interest in proposed transactions or arrangements

The Concordia Trustees’ skills offer a wealth of experience to support and challenge the Trust to be successful and achieve its aims.