Welcome to our Accord Team.
We pride ourselves in providing a wealth of experience and specialisms to support our family of Accord academies, though our team of dedicated education and industry specialists.
Our Trustees and Members work in many different sectors of industry, education and public sector and ensure that Accord’s stakeholder needs are met in a governed and moral approach.
You can find out a little more about us below.
Board of Trustees
The Board is responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the Trust and is made up of seven Member-appointed Trustees and two co-opted Trustees.
• ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• holds the CEO to account for the educational performance of the Trust’s academies and their pupils, plus the performance management of staff
• oversees the financial performance of the Trust and makes sure its money is well spent.
The Board produces an annual report on the performance of the Trust for Members and for external publication. It also produces a newsletter for all members of the governance structure after each Board meeting.
Because Trustees are bound by both charity and company law, the terms ‘Trustees’ and ‘Directors’ are often used interchangeably. The Accord Multi Academy Trust uses the term ‘Trustee’ to avoid confusion, as executive leaders may be called Directors but are neither company directors, nor Trustees.
As part of their responsibilities, a Trustee may take on a link responsibility, either as a Chair of a Committee, or for a Trust-wide priority.
Further information on the role of our trustees can be found in our Trustees Governance Handbook.
Should you be interested in becoming a Trustee, please contact the Trust Director of Operations in the first instance.
Please find below details of our current Trustees:
The members of an academy trust are the guardians of the governance of the trust. The members’ role is discrete and distinct; they are tasked with assessing if the Board of Trustees is performing well and, as such, are ensuring that the purpose of the trust is being met, and its charitable object of “advancing education for the public benefit” is being fulfilled.
Members appoint members and trustees in line with the Articles of Association, and receive the Annual Accounts and Report.
The members meet, usually once a year at an annual general meeting. The Annual Accounts and Report are presented to members at this meeting.
Education Strategy Group
The Educational Strategy Group (ESG), this is the forum where Principals work alongside the CEO and other designated senior leaders to innovate, and to shape strategy targeted at ensuring we secure a world class education for our young people.
The Operations Team is the senior operational leadership of the Trust, ensuring that the financial legal, compliance, and HR strategies support to the education outcomes of the Trust.