Governance Arrangements

Following reviews in 2020 and 2021, the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership has implemented a new model for local school oversight. Defined academy representative roles known as Advocates (formerly known as governor’s) collaborate with school leaders and Trustees to enhance the strategic priorities of individual schools and the Trust as a whole.

The structure reflects the Trust and its school’s single shared vision, a single Board of trustees and a single scheme of delegation. The governance structure is designed to reflect the overall legal responsibility of the Trust Board, and the direct link between individual school representation to both individual school and trustees.

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In late 2021, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership concluded a review of its governance practice and structures across the Partnership and its individual schools. The primary focus was on improving information flow as the ATLP continues to grow and clearly defining the role of local school governance, which up to that point had been provided through Local Governing Bodies. The governance needed changing, particularly due to impact of the pandemic and the ongoing centralisation of many functions previously managed by individuals schools, the Trust Boards objective was to find a new way to maintain strong, meaningful links with ATLP schools and their communities. The new governance structure was adopted in the 2022-23 Academic year supporting this ethos with the introduction of the Governance and Consultation Network alongside the introduction of local School Advocates, who will provide specialist and targeted support in an advisory capacity to their school/group of schools and the Trust as a whole.

Each ATLP school / group of schools is supported by 4 talented individuals, each of whom will provide advice and assistance in one of the specific areas listed below:

• Safeguarding

• Vulnerable Children

• Community engagement

Support and Challenge

The introduction of the advocate roles and their associated trust-wide committees replaces the historic local school governor role and local governing bodies, and places a renewed emphasis on collective improvement and excellence across our family of schools. Through specific responsibilities and remits for each advocate role, advocates liaise with both their local school and their skillset peers in advocate committees; local schools and ATLP as a whole will benefit from increased communication opportunities between the Board and local levels to improve informed decision-making processes.

Our Advocates are:

Support and Challenge:Kraig Gaynor
Vulnerable Children:Levain Preston
Safeguarding:Levain Preston
Community:Bernadette Harding
Seraphina Leigh

Recent Years Attendance and Registers

LGB Attendance 2021-22

Governing Body Register of Pecuniary Interest – 2021-22

Trust-wide committee attendance & registers of interest