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Committee Structure

Our governance structure consists of three sub-committees reporting in to the Board of Directors, as follows:

Committee name, Chair and Remit Focus The scope of this committee includes


Remit: Assurance

Chair – Lesley Tomlinson


Committee focussed on the KPIs around standards and achievement.  Members of the committee are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of student achievement and meet regularly with subject leaders to facilitate this. The committee will also develop policy relating to behaviour management, healthy schools, enterprise education and the schools relationship with the community amongst other wide ranging issues. As such it will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the care, support and guidance provided by the school, regular meetings with student progress leaders will facilitate this.
  • Standards
  • Achievement
  • Pupil progress and outcomes
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Behaviour
  • Attendance
  • SEN
  • Sport


Remit: Assurance

Chair – Pam Powell


The Committee focusses on KPIs around resource management, and will provide assurance over the suitability of, and compliance with, its financial systems and controls.

Three designated members of the committee will be responsible for the determining pay progression for all staff, including senior leaders and non-teaching staff

  • Budgets
  • Financial Management
  • Staffing/Continual Professional Development
  • Premises
  • Health & Safety
  • Value for money
  • HR performance management
  • Estate management
  • Business continuity
  • ICT Strategy


Remit: Development Working Party

Chair: Rotational

The Committee focusses on emerging issues, exploring those issues and ascertaining implications for the academy’s vision and strategic direction. It co-ordinates working groups across specialist areas as and when required; ensuring working groups feed into appropriate governance route when deliverables are complete.
  • Business will  vary according to need, but may include:
  • Development of the School Improvement Plan
  • School communication
  • School Lunch Provision
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Policy gap analysis and review
  • Governor development plan

Board of Directors

Remit: Scrutiny

Chair: Paul Thwaites

All the above committees feed into the Board of Directors on a termly basis, and the Chairs provide provide assurance to the full board that the status of their KPIs is as reported.  This is done by exception so the Board is focussed on areas where there are issues and risks.

When required the Board will hear any representations/ appeals in relation to the following:

  • Disciplinary
  • Admissions
  • Grievances
  • Redundancy
  • Appraisal
  • Capability
  • Complaints
  • Safeguarding

Contact Details

Chandlers Ridge, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0JL

Vision Academy Learning Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England. Company Number: 10249712
Registered Office: Egglescliffe School, Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS16 0LA

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