Trust Governance

Aquila operates a model akin to many Multi Academy Trusts. The model ensures the interests of all stakeholders are considered and represented and are recorded in our Articles of Association which can be found here

The Members are the first layer. Their responsibilities include; 

  • Being signatories to the articles of association
  • Able to pass a resolution to amend the articles of association if required
  • Appoint trustees, according to the trust's articles of association, and can also remove serving trustees
  • Can pass a resolution to direct the trustees to take a specific action
  • Can change the name of the trust 

To read about who our members are please click below 

Our Members


The next layer is our Board of Trustees. The trustees role is to take the day to day operational governance of the trust. There specific responsibilities are outlined in our scheme of delegation which can be found here but they can be summarised as follows 

The National Governors Association outline that Trustees have three main areas of responsibility. Their ultimate legal duty is to have responsibility for directing the affairs of Aquila and ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up. They have several legal duties, which can be described as those of compliance, care and prudence.

They undertake these duties in the same way as a governor would, upholding the three cores roles of governance (acting strategic, ensuring accountability and financial probity) ensuring the performance of the trust as a whole is providing the very best standards and has impact and progress objectives to measure this. 

The trustees meet as a whole board six times per year. In addition the two committees of the trust, Audit and Risk and Finance, meet three times per year. 

To read about who our trustees are and which committees they sit on please click below.

Our Trustees


The next layer is our Local Governing Bodies and to find out more about them please click the link below 

Our Local Governing Bodies