Lionheart Academies Trust Executive Board
Lionheart is a Multi Academy Trust which is overseen by an Executive Board which has final responsibility and accountability for the workings of all the schools across the group.
The Board consists of 5 Members appointed originally by Beauchamp College, with these Members then appointing others to ensure that there are always 5 in post.When the Trust was first formed these Members were also Directors of the Lionheart Company and Trustees of the Lionheart charitable trust. The DfE now prefer these 2 roles to be separated to allow Members to take on the role of ensuring the values and ethos of the Trust remain, whilst having little hands-on involvement. The Board is currently in the process of separating these roles.
The Board currently has 5 Directors/Trustees who are also Members, 4 Directors/Trustees (non-Members) and the Executive Principal as an ex-officio Director.5 Directors/Members are appointed by Beauchamp College Governing Body and the remaining 4 by the Board.
The Trust currently consists of 6 schools:
Beauchamp College, Oadby (the founding school of the Trust)
The Cedars Academy, Birstall which opened in September 2015 following the merger of Stonehill High School and Longslade Community College.
Highcliffe Primary, Birstall
Riverside Primary, Birstall
Highcliffe and Riverside have a Head of School each, and also an Executive Headteacher, Scott Fewster, who has responsibility for standards across both schools.
Judgemeadows Comunity College
The Principal of Beauchamp College also has some Trust-wide responsibilities.
The Trust Board meets regularly to monitor attainment and progress, to review the financial position, to work with senior leaders to plan strategically for the group, and to hold the Executive Principal and the Operations Director to account.
Local Governing Bodies Each school has its own Local Governing Body with delegated responsibilities for strategic planning, financial planning and oversight, and holding the senior leadership to account. The LGB is made up of at least 2 parent governors, along with up to 3 staff governors and as many community governors as are needed based on the challenges and skill base of each particular school. The LGB core meetings are 6 times each year for all governors and have a key focus of monitoring quality learning and teaching.
For more information about each individual governing body please see the individual school websites under Governance.