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.