E-ACT’s educational network is considerable – with such scope comes the requirement for robust structure and process.

How we are governed

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.

For all other governance documents, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Meet our trustees and members

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 10 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. We also have three members.

For further information on our trustees and members, please see below.

For all other governance documents, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Member and trustee register and declared interests

Scheme of delegation

The Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018-2019

Meet our Executive Leadership Team

The Board of Trustees is supported by the Executive Leadership Team.

Led by Chief Executive Jane Millward the Executive Leadership Team is responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of organisational strategy as set by the Board of Trustees.

Four regions, one E-ACT

We support our 28 academies through four regional clusters in London and Bucks, Midlands, North and South West.

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 half-termly Raising Achievement Boards. In turn the Executive Leadership Team meets with REDs and RODs through half-termly formal Regional Performance Boards.

Trust-wide policies

Find all of E-ACT’s policy documentation by clicking on the button below.

Our policies

Our Ambassadorial Advisory Groups

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 is covered by an AAG, 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 a minimum of 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.

E-ACT Ambassador Charter

Freedom of Information Act Requests

E-ACT is committed to openness and transparency under the Freedom of Information Act. Click the button below to find out more.

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