We want every school in the Trust to retain its own unique ethos and identity whilst also benefiting from the broader skills, expertise and career development opportunities that being part of a MAT can offer. Our governance structure reflects this – every school has a Local Governing Body (LGB) comprising people with the skills, experience and enthusiasm to provide a high standard of support and challenge for the Headteacher. Our Scheme of Delegation ensures that LGBs are responsible, along with the Headteacher, for the majority of decisions about running the school, including staffing and finance. We call this ‘accountable autonomy’. We believe that with high quality governance and leadership in schools, this approach achieves the best outcomes for everyone.