Every Trustee at Alderbrook has a key part to play in helping to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential. The role of a Trustee is to support the work of the Headteacher, Leadership team and staff is very important and as part of a body of colleagues with a wealth of varied experience across many walks of life, the governors will bring those important elements of expertise, questioning and monitoring to a school’s leadership.
Trustees of an Academy are also Directors of a Company and Trustees of a Charity. There is therefore an expectation that each trustee will take responsibility for setting and supporting strategic direction with the Headteacher, be fully involved in financial control and risk management and help to underpin the required compliance of an academy in terms of reporting, policies and procedures. Whilst the trustee role is not to manage the school or take the sort of decisions that require professional teaching expertise, the Trust Board will, through its Committee work and direct contact with the school, help take strategic decisions and make sure that our school is accountable to its community.
I am proud to be the Chair of the Trust Board, who with my colleagues, are able to play their part in assisting and supporting a successful and thriving school within the Community, which continues to develop and grow to meet the changing demands of curriculum and skills to ensure we can equip our students for the next stage of their lives. Our Sixth Form, founded in 2015, has been an integral part of this growth and we have all been delighted to see the Alderbrook community expand to include these outstanding 16-18 role models.