Members and the Board of Trustees

Governance at The Redstart Learning Partnership

The Board of Trustees at The Redstart Learning Partnership are responsible for the three main core governance functions: 

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and 

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Members, Trustees and our local Teaching and Learning, Core Group and Ethos Committee members give their time voluntarily and do not receive any form of payment.  They offer their knowledge, skills and expertise from a varied and wide background to support our schools and leadership teams to do the very best for our children.

Within our Board of Trustees, we have a qualified accountant, CEO, solicitor and people with a wide range of experiences in business in the private and public sectors including global organisations. Our Trustees are a huge support and also offer appropriate challenge for the leadership of our schools.  

The Board of Trustees are very well supported by the local Teaching and Learning committees (TLC) or Core groups that exist in individual schools. The TLCs and Core Groups work in partnership with the schools, they communicate and report their work to the Trustees to provide a clear and vital link which adds an additional level of accountability.  Each school will have a TLC or Core Group (Core Groups are set up in schools following an adverse OFSTED inspection) which will include selected representatives, parents, staff and members of the local community.  A single TLC may also operate across more than one school.

The TLC or Core Group provides the local context, challenge and support to the Head of School, ensuring the very best local provision is given in each of our schools.   Our schools with a Church of England Foundation, may additionally have a separate Ethos Committee to specifically oversee, monitor and develop the Christian ethos, Christian distinctiveness and SIAMS criteria for the school. This is not a requirement as most of the CofE schools within TRLP are small and do not have a sufficient pool of candidates to form an additional committee. Where the TLC has full responsibility for the monitoring of the foundation elements, this will be specifically set out in the TLC terms of reference. 

Members have an overview of governance arrangements and are granted specific rights under the Articles of Association and the Academy Trust Handbook. Ultimate accountability lies with the Board of Trustees. The division of roles and responsibilities between Members, Trustees and TLC/Core Groups are set out in detail in the Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference.

As a Trust we are very grateful for the time given by the individuals who make up our Members, Trustees, TLCs and Ethos Committee members without which it would simply not be possible to run a successful Trust.

All Trust schools are accountable to The Redstart Learning Partnerships Board of Trustees and work in partnership to facilitate and deliver our core purpose of enabling every child access to high quality teaching every day in every lesson. 

The Redstart Learning Partnership Board of Trustees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils and expects all adults working in school, staff and volunteers, to share this commitment. For detailed information please see our Child Protection Policy on any of our school websites.

For further details please contact Beth Souster 

Meet the board members and directors

Register of Interests

Board Meeting Dates

Committee Details

Board Meeting Minutes

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