Board of Trustees

Effective governance is at the heart of any successful school, academy or multi-academy trust and we have worked hard to make sure our governance model will deliver this. Our Governance aligns with the DfE guidance on governance in MATs and also draws upon our own experience as well as that of other successful Trusts across England. 

Our Trustees oversee the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust and are accountable for the performance and success of all the IFPT academies.

Their key roles are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of IFPT, its pupils and staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of IFPT
  4. Ensuring compliance with government and ESFA requirements, company law and charity law

The Board of Trustees works directly with the Executive Principal and the senior leaders of the Trust’s Academies. The Trust’s flexible scheme of delegation clearly states who is accountable for key responsibilities. An example can be viewed here

For further detail about the Trustees of the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust click here


Interested in joining our Board of Trustees?

The Trust is always looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees from professionals with a wide range of relevant skills and experience.  Applications are sought from suitable candidates irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, disability, age or religion.  Trustees will be required to make a public declaration of interests when appointed and if it is anticipated that any significant conflict of interest could occur on appointment, this could impact an application/nomination.  If a candidate’s application/nomination is successful an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will have to be obtained.

For more information about becoming a Trustee please contact the Trust office on 01494 535564 or email