Frontier Learning Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, overseen by the Department for Education. The Articles of Association
set out the purpose of the Frontier Learning Trust. The Master Funding Agreement
is a contract between Frontier Learning Trust and the Secretary of State, with each school that is maintained by the Trust having its own Supplementary Funding Agreement. (Woodhouse College - Supplementary Funding Agreement).
Frontier Learning Trust has three main layers of governance:
The Members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the Trust with the ability to appoint some of the Trustees and the right to amend the Trust’s Articles of Association.
The Trustees are responsible for three core governance functions: setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust, holding the CEO to account and overseeing the financial performance of the Trust.
who sit on the Local Governing Boards, are responsible for holding the Principal and Senior Leadership Team account for the educational performance of each of the schools within the Trust. The Governing Board discharge the functions that have been delegated to it by the Board of Trustees.
A full breakdown of the composition of the Board and its committees can be found here
and the Scheme of Delegation
clearly outlines the responsibilities of each layer of governance.
The Trust is required to publish a record of business and personal interests
annually along with its attendance records.