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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust


Trustees are strategic in ensuring the objectives are upheld, monitoring the effectiveness of individual schools, ensuring schools are performing to the best of their ability and that they receive the support they require. Trustees oversee financial security and check that the Trust is legally compliant.

Guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective can be found in the Governance Handbook.

These guides are for:

  • governing bodies in local-authority-maintained schools
  • boards of trustees in academies
  • others involved in school governance, such as sponsors, foundations and dioceses
  • organisations that help governing boards be more effective, such as governance training providers

The ‘Governance handbook’ explains:

  • governing boards’ roles and functions
  • their legal duties
  • where they can find support
  • the main features of effective governance

The ‘Competency Framework for Governance’ sets out the skills, knowledge and behaviours that school and academy governing boards need to be effective.

Final minutes of the WeST Trust Board are available on request from the Clerk to the Trust Board

Please find a table below showing resignations from our Trustees. 

Name Date of resignation 
Cath Farrin 25 February 2022