Occupation Lane, Illingworth Halifax, HX2 9RL Tel: 01422 244471 E-Mail: email@example.com
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Welcome to i-Trust Education
We are a small Academy Trust in West Yorkshire made up of two primary academies, Whitehill Community Academy and Wainstalls School.
i-Trust Education and its academies are state-funded and the Trust is directly accountable to the Education Standards Funding Agency and the Department for Education. The Trust has a Board of Trustees that oversees and monitors the work of the academies via its Operational Management Board and the school’s Community Partnership Advisory Boards.
Whitehill became an outstanding converter academy in the first round of conversions in April 2012 having previously been a Trust school. Wainstalls converted to become an Academy in September 2013 as part of the Multi-Academy Trust. Whitehill Community Academy MAT changed its name to i-Trust Education on the 6th September 2017.
Our Trust has a vision to continue to improve academic standards and develop community cohesion for families in any of the learning communities that we are privileged to work with both now and into the future.
i-Trust Education works closely and creatively with our partners, we aim to ensure that all partner Academies achieve a good or outstanding Ofsted. We recognise that when adding new Academies into the Trust we need to be sensitive in our approach with a keen focus on listening in the first instance. We are confident that a high level of trust can be established very quickly and that we can build upon the positive momentum already in evidence within our learning trust.
We are keen that each Academy maintains its own special identity for the community that they serve. By working together, we strive to create Academies that children, parents and staff are proud to be a part of.
We embrace partnership working and School-to-School support and have relished the new freedoms to innovate that the Education Act 2011 has opened up regarding the new school led system. We are keen to share our learning and learn from others in this regard so that we can achieve greater things.
Children get one chance with their education and the Trust will ensure that this will be the best available for all children within the Trust. This strong moral purpose is central to the creation of the Trust and is the major driver. We will endeavour to standardise procedures where possible but would like each individual Academy to maintain their own identity. We will create an effective participative learning community across the Trust so that all children can reach their full potential.
We also work very closely with other partner organisations as part of the Whitehill Community Learning Trust which includes:
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Leadership of i-Trust Education
Leadership structure and lines of accountability:
The board of trustees of the MAT delegate responsibility for the delivery of the vision and strategy to the lead professionals of the MAT, the Operational Management Board (OMB). The MAT board will hold the OMB to account for the performance of the Trust, including the performance of the academies within the Trust.
The governance structure and levels of accountability may vary but it is important that any scheme includes delegation. Whilst the board cannot delegate its accountability, it can and must delegate some of the detailed scrutiny, oversight and decision-making.
The Trust board delegates responsibility for the performance of the Trust, including the performance of the academies within the Trust to the OMB. However, some responsibilities concerning the performance of each academy are delegated to a Community Partnership Advisory Board.
This means that as the OMB is accountable to the board for the performance of the Trust as a whole, the OMB will report to the board on the performance of the Trust including the performance of the trust’s schools, although this may be supplemented by monitoring reports from the CPAB. The OMB is performance managed by the Trust board.
Leadership of i-Trust Education
The role of the Accounting Officer (AO):
The Accounting Officer has the delegated responsibility for the operation of the trust.
The Business Director is the accounting officer so has overall responsibility for the operation of the academy trust’s financial responsibilities and must ensure that the organisation is run with financial effectiveness and stability; avoiding waste and securing value for money.
The trust board will delegate management functions to the academy Principals and they are accountable for the performance of the academy.
The role of the Academy Principal:
The Academy Principals (Mr Sayles and Mrs Waugh) are responsible for the management of the academies and are managed by the Trust Board but reports to the CPAB on matters, which have been delegated to the CPAB.
Whitehill Community Academy and Wainstalls School are proud to be members of i-Trust Education - Registered Office Whitehill Community Academy, Occupation Lane, Halifax, HX2 9RL, Tel: 01422 244471. Company registration number 07559439.
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