Olive Academies’ trustees are committed to delivering strong governance across our network of academies.
Our aim is to have clear systems which allow everyone within and outside our organisation to understand how we work and how decisions are made. A culture of accountability is crucial to this.
Governance is delivered for all our academies through our Members and our Board of Trustees and its subcommittees setting clear objectives followed by the systematic monitoring of progress. All those who have a role in the governance of Olive Academies are provided with a handbook (under review May 2021) which outlines expectations and provides detailed information about the trust’s way of working.
Academy Advisory Boards are established for each of our academies, providing crucial community knowledge, advice and support to help ensure each academy provides the best education it can to the young people it works with. OA ensures that senior leaders of mainstream schools are represented on each AAB. Partnership with local schools and other organisations is crucial to the success of our students and our academies.
More details of our governance structure can be found in our Scheme of Delegation.
Policies related to all areas of school management and pupil support are in place at an academy level and can be accessed on each academy website. In addition, the there are trust wide policies which guide practice and procedures – these cover aspects such as safeguarding, whistleblowing and complaints and are available below.
Academies are publicly funded schools. Alternative provision academies are funded directly from the government as well as local authorities. Olive Academies is a charitable company limited by guarantee.