Governance

Alde Valley Academy is part of the multi-academy trust Bright Tribe Trust and the school’s governance structure and function is part of the wider Trust’s governance framework.

Following the Government’s recommendation for all schools to review its governance procedures and move to a skills-based structure, Bright Tribe has developed an innovative structure to ensure each academy is accountable for its decisions and that the best outcomes are available for students. From 1st September 2016, this structure replaces the previous Local Governing Body which was in place.

The full structure of the Trust governance and remit of the Trust’s members, board of trustees and scheme of delegation are available on the governance page of Bright Tribe’s website.

How governance works at the academy
The main purpose of the governance structure is to drive school improvement and improve the outcomes for the children and young people within our academy. Advisors with appropriate skills, local knowledge and experience will sit on the groups within the structure and reporting will be clear and rigorous.

Drive Teams provide local support and challenge for each academy within each region and act as a vehicle for driving school improvement at academy level through the direction of the academy Rapid Improvement Group (RIG). Drive Teams hold the Principal to account.

The Rapid Improvement Group (RIG) has a management function of ensuring school improvement takes place with pace and focus. It identifies, through looking at school data and pupil performance, priority school improvement areas with required actions, some of which the Drive Team can work on and report on to the Accountability Review and Challenge (ARC) group.

The Accountability Review and Challenge (ARC) group provides quality assurance, support, and challenge to academy leaders. The ARC group hold the Regional Executive Principal to account. This group operates regionally and reports to the Trust Board.

Trust Governance
The Trust’s governance framework consists of the Trust Board, it’s various sub-committees, regional ARC groups and school-led Drive Teams, to establish a professional and fit-for-purpose structure with a clear remit.

Further details of the Trust’s governance framework are available on the Trust’s website.