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  • Removing an academy trustee from office What are the rules on removing academy trustees from office? We explain the rules on this, as set out in the DfE's model articles and the Governance Handbook. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on seeking to remove a trustee.
  • Role of a company secretary Read about the role of a company secretary and how the role may differ in a multi-academy trust (MAT), and information on recruiting company secretaries and the skills and knowledge they should have.
  • Role of the clerk (academies) What is the role of a clerk to the trustees of an academy? We look at the role as set out by the model articles of association. One of our associate education experts provides advice on the clerk's position when a single academy joins a multi-academy trust.
  • Terms of reference: boards of trustees and local governing bodies Terms of reference define the remits of local governing bodies and ensure that the trustees have properly delegated authority. Find examples of terms of reference for both boards of trustees and local governing bodies here.
  • Terms of reference: committees in multi-academy trusts (MATs) Are there examples of terms of reference for committees within MATs? We link to examples of terms of reference for committees formed by multi-academy trust (MAT) boards, including for committees covering finance, audit and standards. We also point to requirements in the Academies Financial Handbook.