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.

How E-ACT is governed

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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 Lord Jim Knight, 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 2020-2021

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.

Two regions, one E-ACT

We support our 28 academies through two regions: North and South

Each of our regions is led by regional education directors (REDs) and regional operations directors (RODs). Our directors are supported by a small team of regional colleagues, experts in areas such as safeguarding, who work together with our headteachers to lead academy improvement.

By tuning in to the needs of their communities, our regional teams in the North and South provide tailored support and expert advice in working with the academies in their region.

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 our termly Governance Review Days (GRDs). In turn the Executive Leadership Team meets with REDs and RODs at our termly formal Regional Performance Boards (RPBs).

Trust-wide policies

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Our policies

Our E-ACT Ambassadors

Our academies are represented by teams of E-ACT Ambassadors.

Our ambassador teams are made up of parents and community members who share a great passion for supporting and working with their academies.

‘As a working parent, being an academy ambassador is my way of giving back.’

Karen Hayns, Chair of E-ACT Ambassadors, Bourne End E-ACT Academy

Led by a chairperson, each team of E-ACT Ambassadors meets a minimum of once per term and has at least two parent ambassadors. The ambassadors work closely with headteachers and are supported by our regional directors and trustees. The role of the ambassadors is to collaborate and communicate with the local community and to celebrate our pupils’ achievements and the work of our academies.

Ambassadors play a crucial role in helping our leadership teams to deliver our organisational strategy, Opening Minds, Opening Doors. On occasion, ambassadors may also be invited to sit on complaint hearings and hearings for permanent exclusions.

E-ACT Ambassador Charter

Freedom of Information Act Requests

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