Structure

We have layers of governance to ensure robust leadership and full accountability.   This is in accordance with our Memorandum and Articles of Association and Funding Agreements entered into with the Secretary of State.  These can be viewed under Key Information.

Members, Directors and Local Governors give their time voluntarily and do not receive any payment.   Their wide ranging skills and experience support our leadership teams to deliver excellence.

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Members

Members are accountable to the DfE and have ultimate responsibility for the Trust achieving its charitable objectives.   They sign off the Articles of Association and have the power to appoint and remove hte Directors.

Directors

The Directors are the strategic direction for the MAT and are accounable to the Secretary of Stage for the performance of the schools within it.  This is set out in a legal document known as the "funding agreement".   As charity trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with charity law requirements.  High calibre directors are appointed for their skills, knowledge or experience as needed by teh Board.
The Trust Board of Directors has three core functions.
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Executive Headteacher (EHT) to account for the educational performance of the Trust schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure its money is well spent.

The Scheme of Delegation sets out the delegated powers between the different bodies involved in the governance and operation of the Multi Academy Trust.  It is the key document defining which functions within the Multi Academy Trust have been delegated and to whom.   It provides a systematic way of ensuring Members, DIrectors, Committees (including Local Governing Bodies and their governors), Executive Leadership and Academy Heads are clear about who has responsiblity for making which decision in the Trust.

Committees

Committees have delegated powers from the Board and Directors to focus on key areas.

The Huish Academy Trust has three committees focussed on the key areas.

  • Finance and Resources
  • Audit and Risk
  • Pay and Performance

Wessex Teaching School

This team works with schools to ensure excellent education.

As well as specialist support, the Wessex Teaching School leads ITT (Initial Teacher Training), thus ensuring a strong pool of new teachers for The Trust and the Local Authority.

Local Governing Bodies

Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB).   The Local Governing Bodies are made up of parents, community representatives and staff.   They support the directors and heads by adding local context and challenge to ensure that each school provides the very best provision.

Local Governing Bodies have the governance functions delegated to them by the Trust Board for their particular school through the Scheme of Delegation and are accountable to the Board.    The LGBs have Terms of Reference which they adhere to.

Vision
We aim to provide a safe, caring, happy and well-ordered environment, in all of our schools, where everyone's contribution is valued, and all members of our school community develop their full potential. We have 6 overarching pillars, and they affect everything we do.

Primrose Lane Primary School

19 Nov 2019

The Huish Academy Trust is pleased and proud to announce that Primrose Lane Primary School has been recognised by Ofsted as an ‘outstanding’ school. Primrose Lane received its first full i...

Milford Junior School join the Huish Academy Trust

23 Sep 2019

In September 2019, The Huish Academy Trust was pleased to welcome Milford Junior School into the Trust, joining Huish Primary School and Primrose Lane Primary School. Milford Junior School is a large...

Huish are rewarded with Somerset Wellbeing Award

13 Jun 2019

Huish Primary School have been working towards achieving the Somerset Wellbeing award to recognise the positive work that they do towards ensuring that children leave our school healthy and positive!...

World Book Day at Primrose Lane

12 Mar 2019

To celebrate World Book Day the children of Primrose Lane Primary School were visited by Pete the Poet; He did a whole school assembly to introduce the children to the idea of rhyming. He then worked...

China Day 2018

06 Feb 2019

Huish Primary School celebrated Chinese New Year in style!  Now an annual cultural event, pupils celebrated their strong link with their partner school in China, Dongcheng Primary. All year grou...

Huish Carol Concert

03 Dec 2018

Huish Primary School held their annual Carol Concert at St John's Church on Monday 3rd December. Their House Captains told the story "Refuge" by Anne Boath and Sam Usher. The school choirs performed a...

Fibonacci Day

23 Nov 2018

On November 23rd, Huish Primary School celebrated Fibonacci Day. Throughout the school children spent the day completing maths activities based on the works of Fibonacci - a famous mathematician who d...

Primrose Lane Official Opening

16 Jan 2018

STAFF and pupils at Yeovil’s newest primary school had a day to remember as dignitaries from Somerset County Council joined them for its official launch. Primrose Lane Primary School opened its...