Inspiring excellence - in learning and life



Our Governance structure ensures there are clear reporting lines and explicit requirements to ensure probity, good governance, and strong performance across the Trust.

Members are responsible for determining the governance of the Trust. They approve our Articles of Association. The Articles of Association, as agreed with Department for Education, set out the details for our internal management, decision making and running of the Trust. The members also appoint Trustees in accordance with Articles.

Trustees focus on three core functions of governance:
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of VALT schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance
  • Trustees meet as a formal Board six times a year and a number of focused committees: Finance and Resources committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Curriculum and Standards committee and Appraisal Committee.

Each academy / school has a Local Governing Committee. Governors serve as a key link between the schools, parents / carers, and the local community.  They monitor the performance of the school, advising the Trustees of any concerns.

All Members, Trustees and Governors complete an annual declaration of Business interests and declare any pecuniary interests within meetings.

Our Scheme of Delegation identifies the key decision-making roles for establishments within Vision Academy Learning Trust.  It determines the functions undertaken by the Board of Trustees and which have been delegated to its Committees, the Central Office Executive, Local Governing Committees and Heads of Establishments.

More information:

Click here for more information on our Members.

Click here for more information on our Trustees.

Click here for more information on our Independent Committee Co-optees.

View our current Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests and Attendance Records.

View our Scheme of Delegation.

View our Articles of Association.

Click here to view our Funding Agreements.