The Members of a charitable company, such as an Academy Trust, are the equivalent of shareholders in a commercial company. This means they:
Responsibility to conduct the business of the trust in accordance with company and charity law sits with the Trustees and so Members are ‘eyes on and hands off’ to avoid compromising the board’s discretion in exercising its responsibilities.
Members are kept fully informed regarding trust business. There is regular dialogue between the Trust Board and Members throughout the year to ensure this can be achieved, and Members meet annually.
Our Members are:
Former senior partner (Solicitor and Director) of substantial law firm in the north west, motivational work with college and school students and assisting on the Million Mentors Scheme.
Retired Company Director. Specialist in Quality and Health & Safety Management. Former Chair of a Tameside Primary School Governing Board.
Independent consultant, accredited leadership coach, Ofsted Inspector, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services (NC) consultant, lead facilitator and mentor.