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Members of the academy trust: FAQs

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Last updated on 30 January 2017
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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Who are the members of the academy trust? This article looks into what the DfE's model articles say about membership of academy trusts. You will also find examples of how different trusts are composed, and answers to questions about members who are also trustees or local governors.

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  1. 1 Who are the members of the academy trust?
  2. 2 How many members should a trust have?
  3. 3 Can the trustees’ power to make rules affect the members of the trust?
  4. 4 Should the chair of trustees be a member?
  5. 5 Can a member be a corporate body or does he/she have to be an individual?
  6. 6 Should members be named in the articles?
  7. 7 Members' liability: how does it affect individuals?
  8. 8 Can members send a proxy to meetings?
  9. 9 Do members have voting rights at meetings of the trustees?
  10. 10 Members who are also trustees: FAQs
  11. 11 Can a local governor also be a member of the trust?

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