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BWT Governance

Brooke Weston Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust.

The Board of Directors governs the academies within the trust and ultimately the funds granted for the provision of education within these academies, as set out in the Articles of Association. Click here for more information about the Board of Directors.

At Brooke Weston Trust we place great significance of the importance of governance in raising school standards and ensuring effectiveness in the running of our academies. Our governors and members are an essential force in providing strategic leadership, effective management and accountability across the Trust and bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise which help to raise standards of education.

The multi-academy setting provides excellent opportunity for governors and members across our academies to work together to develop and share best practice and ensure the highest standards are being met for every child, under the wider over-arching vision and values of Brooke Weston Trust.

Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees as outlined in the Brooke Weston Trust Scheme of Delegation, including:

  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Remunerations Committee
  • Education Standards Committee and
  • a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governing Body.

The relationship between these committees is one of collaboration to achieve our common goal of ensuring that no child is left behind.

BWT Local Governing Bodies

The Board of Directors retain ultimate responsibility for the governance of Brooke Weston Trust however, each academy has its own Local Governing Body (LGB). Each LGB are responsible for providing support and challenge to our academies on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Our governors play a vital role in our academies. As well as providing critical support to the academies’ senior leadership teams, maintaining links with the local community and establishing effective relationships with pupils and parents, the local governor acts as a champion of the Brooke Weston Trust values in our academies.

The Local Governor has responsibility for contributing to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Ensuring the school and staff have the correct resources and support to fulfil their function.

The Board of Directors maintains a strong link with the Local Governing Bodies through the Chairs Forum where all academy Chairs meet three times a year to enable wide ranging discussion of Trust-wide governance, training and skill requirements, strategic developments of the Trust or individual academies and generally share best practice.

For further information about each of our local governing bodies please follow this link.

Interested in becoming a governor? 

  • Do you want to support children and young people in your community?
  • Do you want to develop your professional skills and experience such as strategic planning, chairing, financial planning, and team working?
  • Do you want to build relationships and networks in your locality?

If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, please click here for further information about how to become a governor in a Brooke Weston Trust school.  

Brooke Weston Trust Academy Funding Agreements

Brooke Weston Trust currently has funding agreements for each of the following schools:

Subcommittee Terms of Reference

Remunerations Committee Education Standards Committee
Finance and Resources Committee Chairs Forum
Safeguarding Review Group Health and Safety Committee
Audit and Risk Committee Local Governing Bodies

Financial information

BWT Financial policies, accounts and other documentation can be found here