The Governing Body

As VT transitions to join E-ACT, our academy governance model will evolve to align with E-ACT's approach. The key changes are:

  • Across all VT academies – Our Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) are being replaced by Academy Ambassador groups. Academy Ambassadors provide a bridge between the school and the community.  They advocate on behalf of children through supporting the school in accessing local partnerships that create value, allow the voice of parents to be heard and to provide some independent feedback to the E-ACT board of trustees on their experience of the academy.  Headteachers will be working with Chairs and our Interim CEO to develop Academy Ambassador groups with the goal of having these in place by September 2024.
  • For secondary academies – Decision making authority has transitioned from LGBs to E-ACT Education Directors who will performance manage Headteachers and oversee school improvement.

These governance changes are an important part of integrating VT into E-ACT to provide consistently strong leadership and oversight for the progress of our students. Please reach out if you have any questions about how our governance will evolve. We aim to make this a smooth transition that enables our academies to go from strength to strength as part of E-ACT.

Further information about Venturers Trust Governance can be found on the Venturers Trust website

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