The Solent Academies Trust is an exempt charity overseen by the Secretary of State for Education.
The main documents that set out how we operate are our articles of association, which set our internal structure, and the master funding agreement, which is the legal contract with the Secretary of State under which we run our schools. In addition, there are separate supplemental funding agreements for each individual school.
We are also governed by the Department for Education's Academy Trust Handbook and various pieces of legislation relating to both schools and charities
Our governance structures
Our formal structures are designed to give robust oversight and management of our academies, without unnecessarily restricting innovation. The structure includes Members, Trustees and an Academy Governing Board for each school.
Formulation of strategy and day to day operations are delegated to the Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Burt. She is supported by our Principals of the Academies and our central team.
Parental opinion is gathered through elected parent governors. All the schools operate a school council to encourage pupils to take an active part in their own education.