For its Governance to function effectively, Mulberry Tree Church of England Multi Academy Trust has a scheme of delegation which allows for an appropriate degree of delegation at each level to suit the capacity of the Board of Trustees and our Local Governing Bodies.
As the same rules and responsibilities apply to Multi Academy Trusts as they do to single academy trust governing bodies, this means that the Trust is responsible for the following within our Academies:
- Wellbeing and safeguarding
- Reporting on results (for example to Ofsted)
- Being accountable to the DfE and the EFA for results, finances and management.
Some of these responsibilities are delegated to the Local Governing Body, however, the ultimate accountability for each area remains with the Board of Trustees who will need to report back to the EFA and any notify the DfE of any changes to the structure.
The Trust Board operates the principle of earned autonomy as it believes that best results will be achieved when each school’s Local Governing Body receives a level of responsibility and autonomy appropriate to its specific circumstances
Our Scheme of Delegation is reviewed annually.