E-ACT’s educational network is considerable – with such scope comes the requirement for robust structure and process.
E-ACT is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Our primary regulator is the Department for Education, and our charitable objects are set out in our Articles of Association.
For further information on how E-ACT is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency please refer to our Master Funding Agreement which contains the supplemental funding agreements for our academies.
Our Board of Trustees are the guardians of E-ACT’s purpose and are ultimately accountable for the organisation.
Led by the Chair of the Board of Trustees Michael Wemms, the board is comprised of 12 independent volunteers chosen for their expertise and experience gained in a diverse range of industries in both the private and public sectors. E-ACT’s board also includes the chief executive who is an ex officio trustee. David Roper has taken on the voluntary role of advisor to the board, giving E-ACT access to his expertise in a non-decision making role.
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The Board of Trustees is supported by the Executive Leadership Team.
Led by Chief Executive David Moran the Executive Leadership Team is responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of organisational strategy as set by the Board of Trustees.
Each of these is led by a regional education director (RED) and a regional operations director (ROD) and is supported by a team of system experts in areas like safeguarding.
By tuning in to the particular needs of the communities that their academies serve our regional teams provide tailored support and expert advice to the academies in their regions. They also help to remove the additional pressures typically faced by teachers enabling them to focus solely on matters concerning the classroom and curricula development.
Our REDs and RODs work closely with their academies and meet academy leadership formally through six weekly Raising Achievement Boards. In turn the Executive Leadership Team meets with REDs and RODs through six weekly formal Regional Performance Boards.
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Another striking innovation of our governance model is the Ambassadorial Advisory Group or AAG as it is more commonly known.
Every one of our academies has one, and while every group is slightly different to the other, all of our AAGs are made up of people who share a great passion for their academy.
‘Through our involvement, through our creativity, through our inventiveness we want to come up with different ways to foster an inspiring environment and an aspirational place that kids can come to.’
Errol Lawson, AAG chairman, North Birmingham Academy
Led by a chairperson, AAGs meet once per term, and will have at least two parent ambassadors elected to the group. They work closely with headteachers, regional and national staff as well as our trustees, and focus on the four Cs of Communication, Celebration, Complaints and Community.