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Governance within a Multi-Academy Trust

Broadoak Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation, a multi-academy trust that is responsible for a number of academies across North Somerset,  Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  Governance for a multi-academy trust operates at two levels.  At trust level, there is a Board of Directors.  The directors are accountable to the Department for Education and external government agencies, including the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education the trust provides and the effective use of the associated academy funding. They are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, financial probity, safety and good practice. The Board is provided assurance on a number of these areas through various sub-committees, as shown in the diagram below. For further information about the Board, please click here https://www.clf.uk/governance/

At a local level, each academy has an Academy Council comprising of up to 13 Academy Councillors.  Academy Councils are responsible for holding Principals and their leadership teams to account for the quality and effectiveness of the academic experience of the students under their care with the aim of securing effective school improvement.  They do this through monitoring performance against an annual academy improvement plan, through monitoring risks and responses to risks, and by overseeing systems and processes for the safeguarding of children and the health, safety and wellbeing of academy staff.

Academy Council

Academy Council Members:

Sue Marshall (Chair of Academy Council)

Becky Frise

Miranda Pincott
James Willmot



May 2020

Feb 2020

December 2020

October 2019

September 2018

July 2018

April 2018

Additional Information

The attendance record at governing body and committee meetings for the last academic year can be found in the Annual Report.

Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests

Pecuniary Interest Register 2020-21

Pecinuary Interest Register 2019-20

Additional Information

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