Viking Governance Structure
The Viking Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the trust and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.
These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees; in particular there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Advisory Body (LAB).
The Trust greatly values and supports the work of Local Advisory Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that excellent local governance can make towards raising standards. In order to assist this, the Trust provides support to Local Advisory Bodies with governor recruitment, selection and training. It ensures that the members of the LAB (school governors) are well trained and supported by the central Viking Trust team who also report on Key performance indicators and areas of compliance on a termly basis.
As well as providing a range of high quality back-up services including school improvement, ICT, HR, project management, PR and legal advice, the Trust also provides strategic oversight of financial control and strategy through the Trust Board Finance, Audit and Risk Sub Committee.
For further information please contact VAT Trust Secretary: Mrs C Southern