Governance

MET Members

The Members Board meet six monthly in February and September.

Members review all submissions made in respect of our schools; including leadership, learning and teaching and financial management.

Acting as a ‘critical friend’, they provide consultation and have the right to warn and request further consideration. Members have the power to ratify or reject the appointment of the Principal and Headteachers. They are also able to challenge decisions made, returning issues to the Board of Directors for re-consideration if they see fit. They do not have the power to make decisions.

 

Directors Board

The Directors Board meet every term.

The Directors Board provide strategic direction and challenge, making all decisions on behalf of Mercian Educational Trust. The directors delegate aspects of their duties to Delegated Governing Committees (DGC) at each individual school.  Directors annually ratify DGC composition and chairperson. The Directors Board are accountable to the Members.

 

Delegated Governing Committee

Each individual school has a Delegated Governing Committee (DGC). They meet every term.

The DGC provide support and challenge to school leaders and assurance to the Directors Board. They ensure that educational standards are continually improving  and compliance to statutory pratcice. DGC are accountable to Directors.

 

Executive Leadership

The Executive Leadership are the employed professionals who enact educational, financial and operational procedures or Mercian Educational Trust and the individual schools. They provide advice and proposals to MET governance groups to ensure high quality decisions are made.