The Dean Trust Governance Structure
The Trust Board (“the Trustees) are responsible for governing the Trust and ensuring all legal and statutory requirements are met. Their role is strategic and by working closely with the Trust’s Executive Team they retain oversight of all strategic issues. The Trustees meet at least six times per year to discuss Trust business and strategically important issues.
The Trustees have established a number of Local Governing Committees (LGCs) across the Trust. The LGCs consist of parents, staff and community governors who are tasked with supporting and challenging the headteacher and school leadership on a range of issues including; pupil performance, financial management and staff wellbeing. Each Local Governing Committee meets four times a year and is chaired by a community governor with the support from a Governance Professional employed by the Trust.
The West Trafford Learning Partnership is a joint Local Governing Committee for Ashton on Mersey School and Broadoak School, chaired by John Lamb. The Governance Professional who supports the LGC is Julie Lawson.
Within each Local Governing Committee there are several smaller subcommittees which focus on the following areas; Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Risk, People & Wellbeing, and Performance Management & Pay. Most subcommittees meet three times a year.