The Amadeus Primary Academies Trust was established on 29th June 2015 by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education, the Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley and the Area Dean of the Sidcup Deanery (the Trust’s “Foundation Members”) to operate a number of primary schools in South East London and beyond, including schools with a religious designation as Church of England schools. Two Trustees are also Members, one representing Church schools and one representing non-church schools.
The Trust is both a company limited by guarantee, registered at Companies House (Company Number 9662313) and a charity. The Trust’s charitable object is “to advance, for the public benefit, education by establishing Church of England schools and other schools, whether or not designated as having a religious character." The Trust is not a registered charity but an “exempt” charity, regulated by the Secretary of State for Education, who acts as the principal regulator.
The key responsibility of the Trust Board is to ensure a consistently high standard of education and financial prudence across the Trust. This focusses primarily on Human Resources & Employment, Audit & Risk Management, Contingencies & Reserves (both central and at Academy level), Governance, Health & Safety, Operational Matters, Data Management, Complaints & Appeals, and Legal Compliance.
The Trust Board has equal represenataion from the four founding schools. Each Local Governing Body agrees 2 Governors to become Trustees. The Trustees are appointed by the Members and with the CEO make up the Trust Board.
The Trust Board has two Committees to enable the responsibilities to be managed effectively, the Audit & Risk Committee and the Joint Standards Committee.
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