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Governance Structure

On the 1st January 2014, Leigh Primary School formed Leigh Trust, a Multi Academy Trust with a Master Funding Agreement (MFA) and separate Supplemental Funding Agreements (SFA) to govern each school.


The Board of Trustees govern the activities of the Trust and oversee the work of the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each school.  The Board of Trustees are ultimately responsible for the strategic direction of the Trust and its overarching policies.  Each School Local Governing Body governs the work and outcomes of its assigned school.


The Senior Leadership Team in each school are responsible for leading each academy, managing the day to day operations of the school within the strategic direction and policies established by the Board and local governing body and reporting back to them.  Senior leaders are responsible for authorising expenditure within agreed budgets and appointing staff within the existing establishment; appointments for posts on the leadership team always include at least one member of the Board of Trustees. 


The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall day-today operation of the Trust and the Chief Operating Officer has delegated responsibilities for the financial oversight of the Trust on a day to day basis.



Last updated 23rd May 2024