OAT Governance Charter inc Scheme of Delegation


Ormiston Trust, OAT’s sponsor Trust is a charity and grant-making trust dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people who face disadvantage.

Ormiston Trust (OT) was founded by Peter Murray in 1969 in memory of his sister Fiona Ormiston Murray.

In 2006 the Trust became an academy sponsor, aiming to increase educational opportunity for all young people and to narrow the attainment gap. Through its subsidiary, Ormiston Academies Trust, OT is now responsible for a network of over 30 primary and secondary schools across the country from Grimsby to the Isle of Wight. Work in Ormiston academies is underpinned by a set of shared values including a commitment to parental and community engagement. In addition to this, Ormiston Trust sponsors The Gateway Academy and in partnership with OAT is joint sponsor of Birmingham Ormiston Academy. Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is a subsidiary of OAT.

Ormiston Academy Trust Governance Charter including Scheme of Delegation

OAT is a charitable voluntary organisation which relies on the valuable input of a considerable number of non-executive volunteers, supported by an experienced team of staff. OAT is a relatively large Multi-Academy Trust that covers a sizeable geographical area. The Trust have been moving towards a more regional model of governance in order to better support school improvement. This is most advanced in the Eastern region and this document will at times refer to the ‘Eastern Pilot’ which is about greater regionalisation. OAT is a complex organisation and this document sets out to explain the Trusts’ current governance arrangements as well as refer to some of the changes that are developing within governance.












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