All Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) have Members and Trustees (who are also known as Directors). Members and Trustees are legally and ultimately accountable to the Secretary of State for Education for the performance and operation of TMAT.
MEMBERS have 3 key roles:
- Decide the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the company which establishes the Multi-Academy Trust and subsequently approve any changes to them.
- Appoint and remove Trustees
- Hold Trustees to account for Trust Performance (including all academies within the MAT)
Members meet once a year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to receive audited accounts for the previous year, a report from the chair of the Trust and to consider any matters requiring member action.
Only one Member can also be a Trustee.
No employees can be Members.
Members form the group of ‘ultimate’ resort for the Secretary of State of Education to go to if the performance of the MAT is less than good and Trust Board is failing to bring about necessary improvements.
There is no set period for term of Office.
Pen Portraits of Members as they stood in September 2017 can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on links below: