Governance within a multi-academy trust

Herons’ Moor Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation, a multi-academy trust that is responsible for a number of academies across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.  Governance for a multi-academy trust operates at two levels.  At trust level, there is a Board of Directors.  The directors are accountable to the Department for Education and external government agencies, including the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education the trust provides and the effective use of the associated academy funding. They are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, financial probity, safety and good practice. The Board is provided assurance on a number of these areas through various sub-committees, as shown in the diagram below. For further information about the Board, please click on: https://www.clf.uk/governance/

At a local level, each academy has an Academy Council comprising of up to 13 Academy Councillors.  Academy Councils are responsible for holding Principals and their leadership teams to account for the quality and effectiveness of the academic experience of the students under their care with the aim of securing effective school improvement.  They do this through monitoring performance against an annual academy improvement plan, through monitoring risks and responses to risks, and by overseeing systems and processes for the safeguarding of children and the health, safety and wellbeing of academy staff.

The chair of our Academy Council is Paul Westwood

Here are the names of our Academy Councillors at Herons’ Moor Academy :

Paul Westwood – Chair of our Academy Council

Julie Fox

Tracey Dover

David Beesley

Adrian Chilcott

Vicky Green

Wendy Stack

Paul Hillman

Shelley White-Sharman

Sean Rowlands

David Mayhew