Academy Governance

HCAT will be governed by a Board of Directors accountable to the Department for Education and with overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the Trust, including establishing and running the Trust’s academies.

The Directors will establish a Local Governing Body (“LGB”) for each of the Academies, which ensures that each academy retains its own identity and individuality, working through the common values and core operational systems of the Trust.

The HCAT strategic board will be advised by the Finance and Resources Committee and the Personnel Committee which will provide strategic support across these key operational areas.

The local governing bodies (LGBs) will be responsible for the operational accountability which provide key focus on ensuring that the pupils who leave our care are prepared for the next stage of their education and are ready and confident to move forward in life.

HCAT has established terms of reference which also set out the delegation of responsibilities between the Board, the Executive Head teacher/CEO, the LGBs and the Heads of each academy.
HCAT Governance Structure and Responsibilities
HCAT Scheme of Delegation Sept 2017
Register of Business Interest HCAT