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Ebbsfleet Academy

Governance

For more information about how the LAT system of governance operates, please visit the Leigh Academies Trust website

Academy Boards are responsible for the day-to-day management and governance of all the academies under their jurisdiction. All but one oversee a secondary or special academy and many oversee one or more primary academies as well. Most leadership and managerial tasks are delegated to the Principal of each academy. The majority of the other Academy Board members are external governors, appointed for their knowledge, skills and links with the local community, together with a parent governor and a staff governor, each elected by other parents or staff. The Principal of the relevant secondary or special academy also sits on the Academy Board, as do the Academies Director responsible for the relevant cluster of academies and a Principal of another Trust academy. Chairs of some Academy Boards are represented on the Trust Board to ensure effective, coherent governance across the Trust.

Governors are expected to make several visits to their academies during each academic year, enabling them to understand and monitor the academies’ work and progress. Following their visits, they submit reports for consideration by the relevant Academy Board, so that important lessons can be learned and outstanding issues addressed.