The governance arrangements for Horizons Specialist Academy Trust, as detailed in the Articles of Association, are set out below:
The are currently four Members of Horizons Specialist Academy Trust (one vacancy):
Dame Dela Smith
(1 x vacancy)
The original Members are the subscribers to the Memorandum and Articles of Association and there can be no changes to the Articles of Association without Member approval being given. Members oversee the achievement of the Company's objects (as detailed in the Committees section), have the responsibility of appointing up to six directors and also have the power to remove such directors. Members also receive the Trust's Annual Accounts.
Board of Directors
Directors manage the academies on behalf of the Trust, through undertaking the core functions as detailed in the The Governance Handbook - 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. Directors also need to ensure that the Trust complies with charity and company law and operates within the Funding Agreement that has been signed with the Secretary of State.
The Articles of Association state that the Board of Directors shall have the following directors:
- Chief Executive
- Up to 6 Directors appointed by Members
- A minimum of 2 Directors appointed by parents
There is also the facility for the Board of Directors to appoint Co-opted Directors.
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Trust is seeking to appoint a non-executive Trustee/Director to the Board of Directors. The skill base of the Broad is extremely strong and we are looking to appoint an individual who is a current legal practitioner and has a broad understanding of corporate governance. Additional skills would also be welcome, including considerable experience in operating at a strategic level and change management.
Please contact the Trust's Governance Operations Manager, Alison Ascough (01642 677113) for further information.