Because academies have a unique legal structure (not for profit companies as well as exempt charities), the Directors (for company purposes) are also the Trustees (for charitable purposes). They are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Company and the academies run by the Company. They are accountable to the Department for Education and the Charity Commission for the quality of the education they provide and they are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, safety and good practice. As the Trust has a Church of England foundation the Directors are also accountable to the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) to ensure that each academy is conducted as a Church of England school. The Directors are also accountable to the parents/carers of children attending its schools for ensuring that their children’s experience at school reflects the standards required.
They are accountable to the Department for Education and the Charity Commission for the quality of the education they provide.
Directors/Trustees are either appointed by the Members for a four year term or co-opted by the Directors for a shorter term. Appointment dates and attendance records for each Director/Trustee are shown on the "Members and Trustees" tab on the right.
The governance structure for The Green School Trust consists of two tiers: the Directors of The Green School Trust and the Local Governing Body for each Trust school.
The Directors have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for each school. They fulfil this responsibility through strategic planning; setting standards and key targets; agreeing the main Trust policies and Strategic Aims; monitoring and appraising each school’s performance; and setting the budget. The Directors have the power to direct change where required. Directors may attend meetings of the Local Governing Body and its committees if they wish. The Directors appoint and manage the performance of the Executive Headteacher.