The Trust board has a very good spread of experience representing both education and local business. With an initial focus on primary partners there is a strong presence of members with primary experience and contracting of particular expertise is encouraged. Although the trust board carries the legal responsibility, governors of each academy will have their own local governing body; this structure enables the Trust to provide central strategic direction whilst each school can maintain a local identity.
The Trust is exceptionally reflective, uses data regularly to inform best practice and to permit benchmarking opportunities. Systems employed across the partner schools are rigorous with full attention to detail.