Governing Body

The principle governance document is the trust’s Articles of Association. The Articles set out the charitable purpose of the trust, providing a framework for the trust to act within both company and charity law.

The trust’s Board of Trustees is accountable in law for all major decisions about school and trust matters. The Board of Trustees establishes and maintains a governance structure and arrangements to support effective governance across all trust activities – as set out in its

  • Scheme of Delegations
  • Terms of Reference for Committees and
  • Role Descriptions for individual trustees with specific delegated responsibilities.

The Funding Agreement between the Department for Education and the Trust sets out arrangements for funding and oversight by the DfE including through the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Our trust governance partnership ensures that trust board accountability is delivered through a structure and arrangements based on robust scrutiny, challenge and support informed through stakeholder involvement. Our approach focusses on -

  • acknowledgement of the importance of local level governance
  • commitment to consultation and dialogue across the governance partnership and with stakeholders
  • a framework of delegated authorities, clearly set out in our scheme of delegations
  • a commitment to transparency through information sharing an across and beyond the governance partnership

Governor's Portal

NB. The access to this portal is restricted to existing governors only.

To access governor resources, please use your username and password to login to

Burnage Academy Governor's Portal If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact


The Trust Board Chair can be contacted via the School Office email



Document Title Date Download
Members Board Flow Chart 01 Aug 2023 Download
Governance Code of Conduct 2023 24 01 Aug 2023 Download
Trust Board Finance, Risk and Audit Committee 01 Aug 2023 Download
Trust Board Achievement and Improvement Committee 01 Aug 2023 Download
Academy Committee Terms of reference 01 Aug 2023 Download
Trustee Meetings Calendar 2023 24 18 Sep 2023 Download
Board of Trustees Information 2023 24 18 Sep 2023 Download
Members Tables 2023 24 13 Oct 2023 Download