Compass Education Trust

Governance Vision

We believe that our Trustees play a crucial role in overseeing the strategic direction, governance, and overall performance of the trust and its academies. They are responsible for ensuring that the trust operates in accordance with its legal and financial obligations, while also promoting the best interests of the students and communities served by the trust.

Our trustees have a diverse range of skills and expertise that they bring to the trust, including educational, financial, legal, and leadership backgrounds. They work collectively to set the vision and values of the trust, develop policies and procedures, and make key decisions that impact the educational outcomes and well-being of the students.

Our trustees are entrusted with the duty to act in the best interests of the trust and its beneficiaries. They must exercise their powers and make decisions in a fair, impartial, and transparent manner, ensuring accountability and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Trustees are expected to act with integrity, honesty, and professionalism, upholding high ethical standards and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Working in close collaboration with the Headteachers and executive leadership team, providing support, challenge, and guidance, while also monitoring the performance of the trust and holding its leaders accountable for delivering high-quality education.

Ultimately, we are confident that our trustees have a significant responsibility in shaping the educational landscape and making a positive impact on the lives of the students within our care. Through their dedication, expertise, and commitment, trustees contribute to the ongoing improvement and success of the trust and its academies.