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Castle Trust

Castle Trust

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Governance Structure

The following explains how our Membership, Board and Local Advisory Committees are constituted.  The numbers refer to the specific Articles that refer to each appointment.  Please click here to view our full Articles of Association.  For our current governance structure diagram, please see below.


The signatories to the Memorandum (Art 12A)
Any other person appointed by the members collectively (Art 15A)

Directors (Trustees)

Not less than 3 directors (Art 45)
Up to 8 directors appointed by members (Art 46a)
Chief Executive Officer (Art 57)
2 parent directors, unless there are Local Governing Bodies (we refer to these as Local Advisory Committees or LACs) that include at least 2 parent members (Art 46b)
Co-opted Directors who are appointed by the Board for particular skills or experience (Art 47)

Audit & Resources Committee

At least 4 directors appointed by Castle Trust, excluding the CEO and CFO

Local Advisory Committees (LAC)

Principal (ex officio)
Head(s) of School (ex officio)
Up to 1 staff governor (elected by staff)
No fewer than 2 parent governors (elected by parents)
Up to 1 community governor appointed by the LGB with approval of the Directors
Up to 4 Trust Governors appointed by the Directors

Working Parties

We also have two working parties, one for the Chairs of the Trust Board and LACs and one for the academy Heads of School.