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The Structure of the Mid Essex Anglican Academy Trust


What will be delegated?


The trust board considers the vision and aims of the trust and its academies, as well as strategy and policy to deliver its key objectives.  It has ultimate responsibility for all budgets, salaries and safeguarding.


Apart from ensuring good governance, the trust board’s primary objectives are to develop the trust, to assist the executive in delivering the best possible outcomes for all pupils and to hold the executive to account for the ways in which this is carried out.  It does this through the local academy boards (known as local boards within day to day running).


The local academy boards are be responsible for the day-to-day management and governance of the academies under their jurisdiction.  The majority of leadership and management will be delegated to the head teachers of each academy, in line with the scheme of delegation.  A trustee representative will be a member of each local academy board to ensure effective and coherent governance.  Governors will submit reports following their visits for consideration by each local academy board.



The members will include a representative of the Chelmsford Diocese, the chair of the trust board and representatives of the community.



The CEO is the head teacher of Shenfield St Mary’s CE Primary school, the founder school.  The directors will include a member of each board.  The chair of the trust board will be nominated by the board on an annual basis.  Directors will have specific roles across the trust, overseeing that specific area, for example personnel related matters.



In addition to the boards, two committees consider issues across the whole trust – the pay committee and the finance, audit and risk committee.  The committees are made up of governors from all of the academy boards, together with academy head teachers.  Teaching and learning is the responsibility of the trust board.

Trust Expansion 


The Mid Essex Anglican Academy Trust is currently in a consultation period for Ingatestone Infant School and Ingatestone and Fryerning CEVA Junior School to join the Trust in 2024.  The consultation letter sent to all stakeholders is below.  The two letters sent by the schools' Executive Head Teacher is also below.


Bentley St Paul's CEVA successfully converted to an academy and joined the Trust from 1 September 2023.