ATLP and Scotch Orchard Governance

Governance Arrangements 2023-2024 

Following reviews in 2020 and 2021, the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership has implemented a new model for local school oversight. Defined academy representative roles known as Advocates (formerly known as governor’s) collaborate with school leaders and Trustees to enhance the strategic priorities of individual schools and the Trust as a whole. 

The structure reflects the Trust and its school’s single shared vision, a single Board of trustees and a single scheme of delegation. The governance structure is designed to reflect the overall legal responsibility of the Trust Board, and the direct link between individual school representation to both individual school and trustees. 

For more information, please click here

We currently have four Governor Advocate roles:

  • Safeguarding Advocate – available
  • Vulnerable children Advocate – Kate Heeley (appointed September 2022)
  • Community Engagement Advocate – Mike Talbot (appointed September 2022)
  • Support & Challenge Advocate – available

Working together is about better teaching and a broader curriculum for pupils; greater leadership and development opportunities for teachers; and more efficiency and impact from financial and other resources. These benefits are most fully realised when school-to-school collaboration is consolidated through formalised cross-school governance arrangements. When boards govern a group of schools we also then see further improvement in the quality of governance – as boards gain a more strategic perspective. All boards, however many schools they govern, need people with skills appropriate to the scale and nature of their role; and no more people than they need to have all the necessary skills to be effective.

(John Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, January 2017).

If you are interested in finding out more about the opening for the Support and Challenge Advocate as listed above, please contact the school office to book an appointment with Dr Warrack. We are currently in the process of recruiting a new Safeguarding Advocate, and once this process is complete, the details will be updated.