New College Durham Academies Trust

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Academy Trustees

A MAT is a charitable company and so trustees are both charity trustees and company directors. However, the terms ‘trustees’ and ‘directors’ are often used to describe the same role. 


The Trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the Trust, and in accordance with the provisions set out in the articles of association, memorandum, funding agreement and, to a certain extent, the scheme of delegation.


The main responsibilities are:


  • Set the strategic direction of the Trust

  • Hold senior school leadership to account

  • Oversee the Trust’s financial performance


Trustees are legally responsible and accountable for all statutory functions, for the performance of all academies within the trust, and must ensure that the aforementioned scheme of delegation maintains robust internal controls.

Academy Trustees (ID 1037)