Academy trustees: legal obligationsAs an academy trustee, you have legal duties as a charity trustee and a company director. Be clear on what they are, and where you can go for legal advice, so you're compliant.
Disqualification of trustees and local governorsUpdatedKnow the criteria under which a trustee or local governor can't serve on your governing board. Use our declaration of eligibility template to help confirm they shouldn't be disqualified either on appointment or during their time in office.
MAT trustees: self-evaluation and training resourcesAre there resources to aid MAT trustee self-evaluation and training? This article features a KeyDoc for trustees of multi-academy trusts (MATs) to use to evaluate their performance. It links to key questions for a MAT board, to a self-evaluation tool for the MAT itself, and to training sources.
Role of a company secretaryRead 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.
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.