Uffculme Academy Trust is governed by Members and Directors. Each must declare any pecuniary interests they have in relation to the work of the Trust and in relation to the business on each meeting’s agenda. A register of interests is maintained and is accessible to the public. Each year Members and Directors must agree to our Code of Conduct, which encompasses the Nolan Principles of public life. Members and Directors are required to make an annual declaration of their eligibility to be part of the Trust and a safeguarding declaration.
Members oversee the work of the Trust and are responsible for overarching decisions, such as changing the Trust’s Articles of Association, and the appointment of Directors and Governors. Our Members subscribed to the formation of the Trust and meet the obligations set out in our Articles of Association.
Members may hold Directors and the Board to account, and in this way ensure that the Trust is working to best effect. In our Trust Members are also Directors and participate in Board meetings, enabling them to keep in close touch with our work and contribute knowledge and expertise to the Board’s work.
Our Members are:
- Jeremy Batchelor
- Sue Brewer
- Emma Fielding.
Between nine and eleven Directors are appointed by our Members to take responsibility for the strategic direction of the Trust, working in the way that a Board oversees a company or charity.
Members and Directors are expected to attend meetings regularly and to submit apologies for any meetings they cannot attend A record of attendance at Trust meetings is maintained, and is available to the public. A review of attendance can lead to action to remove Members or Directors from their role.
Directors responsibilities are set out in our Terms of Reference and include:
- ensuring the Trust is being run effectively
- controlling its management and administration
- ensuring the Trust maintains its vision and values and delivers the outcomes which it has defined for pupils and the Trust.
Our Directors include the Trust’s Executive Headteacher.
The Trust's Business Manager is not a Director of the Trust but informs Trust meetings as required.
Information on each Member and Director is given below and in our Annual Report, which also sets out for each person their term of office and, for the year in question, their attendance record at our meetings.