REAch2 now has over 55 schools and is organised into 4 regions.
Our school is part of the North Central region.
All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at www.reach2.org. The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today. You can also find details of who our trustees are.
Our school has joined REAch2 recently and therefore has transition board (TB). There is a scheme of delegation, which details how the TB should work. Like local governing bodies the TB holds meetings during the year in which it helps to support the school, its leadership and pupils whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they should.
One of the main differences between a transition board and a local governing body is that the transition board is often made up of REAch2 staff (for example a regional director or a governance advisor), along with external governors. The reason for this is that it helps the school become part of the trust quickly, with someone on the spot who can explain how the trust and its regions work, how the curriculum and finances are organised and how we measure performance and progress. The other main difference is that a transition board will usually only be in place for a maximum of one year. Then the school will have a local governing body, as most of our schools do and one of the jobs of a transition board is to recruit the LGB members.
In the same way that local governors have to declare their details, so do members of the transition board. You can find out about our transition board here [link to governor details]. They can invite other members of staff in to meetings to discuss current issues. They have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declarations of interests form. There will be link to our declations of interests forms here soon. Meetings are held and minutes are taken just as they were when the school was maintained by the local authority.
The TB also works alongside a regional board where region-wide issues are discussed. The Regional Board is made up of volunteers, alongside head teachers and chairs of governors. There is also a team of regional officers, led by the Regional Director, Gill Ellyard. They provide support to the schools in finance, HR, estates and governance.
We have to share this information with you about our transition board members and governance:
REACh2 Trust website www.reach2.org/governance-policy/governance
Our board members’ names are:
Nadine Lewis (Headteacher)
Their roles and responsibilities on the TB will be added soon.
Their declarations of interests will be available here soon.
The transition board’s terms of reference will be available here soon.