The Olympus Academy Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Board is responsible for holding the CEO, Mr Dave Baker, to account. The Board is made up of a mixture of parents, community members and experts who are appointed based on their skills, insight and knowledge. They work on a voluntary basis and bring a wealth of experience in areas such as HR, Finance, School Improvement and Education.
The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the organisation, while our School Improvement Committees oversee the interests of each individual academy. Each school within the Trust has a School Improvement Committee, some members of which are also members of the board.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Olympus Academy Trust
How Governance Works at the Olympus Academy Trust
Our Board of Trustees provides oversight of compliance, finance, Health and Safety, Marketing and HR issues so that the School Improvement Committees can focus on student outcomes and well-being. The Board is made up of a mixture of parents, community members and experts who are appointed based on their skills, insight and knowledge.
There are 4 formal sub-committees that report into our Board: Audit and Risk, Trust Improvement, Finance and Resources and Remunerations and Nominations. We also have a more informal ‘Chairs Network’ where the School Improvement Committee Chairs meet to share best practice, current challenges and also feedback and input to the work of the Board.
Governor induction and mentoring is planned to ensure that each school’s governing committee can function effectively. A bespoke governance development programme is also run throughout the year to allow all those involved in governance to meet informally as a whole team for training in order to contribute to the strategic leadership and governance arrangements of the Trust.
We use a Governance Framework that is ultimately a collection of policies that make our ways of working clear for everyone and ensure that work completed in local governing bodies and our Board is consistent and aligned.