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Hales Valley Governance

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, the Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees (the Board) who have overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the Trust, including the establishing and running of the schools maintained by the Trust.


The Board has strategic oversight across the Trust, ensuring compliance with regulation, and setting the Trust’s vision and policies.

In order to support the effective operation of the Trust and the schools, the board has established a number of committees to which it has delegated certain of its powers and functions. These powers and functions are set out in the terms of reference, and include the constitution, membership and proceedings of the committees.

All committees established by the Trust Board comply with The School Governance (Role, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013.

In summary, the board has established two different types of committees:

  • Main board committees which are established to deal with Trust-wide matters: Finance, Audit & Risk, Curriculum and Standards and Remuneration.

  • When necessary - Educational Advisory Groups (EAGs) which are established by the board to support the effective operation of the schools who have been graded as Inadequate

The board reviews these terms of references together with the membership of the committees at least once every twelve months.

These terms of reference may only be amended by the Board. The functions, duties and proceedings of Committees set out in these Terms of Reference shall also be subject to any regulations made by the Board from time to time.

The overall performance of the Trusts’ schools is the responsibility of the board of directors. The scheme of delegation sets out the decision-making responsibilities for all aspects of the trust.

Hales Valley Trust has established a Scheme of Delegation in addition to the Governance Arrangements you can access them here

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