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Governance

Governance at Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust

As a family of providers, OHC&AT has aligned its governance bodies into a collaborated ‘family’ Board that promotes the free flow of knowledge and information while retaining responsibility for each side of the organisation within its respective group

The College and the Trust each has a set of Members and Trustees. The Members are members of the College and the Trust for the purposes of the Companies Act. They have a number of statutory rights including the right to remove Trustees, the right to amend the Articles and the right to receive the annual accounts. They are also given the right to appoint some of the Trustees under the Articles of Association.

The collaborated Board of Trustees is responsible for, and oversees, the management and administration of the College and the Trust. Trustees have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the organisation, including the establishing and running of schools. This is largely exercised through strategic planning and the setting of policy. It is managed through business planning, monitoring of budgets, performance management, the setting of standards and the implementation of quality management processes.

Each OHC&AT provision (Academy or College) has its own local governing body. This local governing body is a committee of the OHC&AT Board and holds delegated responsibility for the conduct of the Academy or College and for promoting high standards, as defined in the OHC&AT Scheme of Delegation.

The local governing body supports the Principal to set the strategic direction, policies and objectives for the Academy or College and should provide support and challenge to the Principal and advice to the Directors on the functioning of the provision. The local governing body will consider items of business such as:

  • The progress and achievement of students
  • The quality of teaching
  • The behaviour and safety of students
  • The financial management of the Academy/College

Details of Academy Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) are available via each Academy’s website, accessible via the Academies page on this website. For details of the Orchard Hill College Committee, please visit the College website also accessible via the College page on this website .

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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