Directors come from the local community of the school's within the Trust, as elected parent Directors, staff Directors, community Directors and Local Authority representatives.
To find out more about our individual Directors, as well as the other layers of governance at The Small Schools Multi Academy Trust, please click here.
What do Directors do?
The Directors are responsible for working strategically with the school to ensure that it delivers high quality education and other opportunities for children in both schools. They work with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, to set the school's aims and policies and to monitor all aspects of school life.
Directors have three main roles:
To provide strategic direction for the MAT and the schools within it
To act as a critical friend to the CEO
To ensure accountability
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Determining how the budget is spent
The appointing and dismissing of staff
Hearing appeals and grievances
Forming policy on the curriculum and collective worship
Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
Setting and monitoring the MAT's aims and policies
The role of the school director is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.