E-ACT’s Governance Structure
E-ACT’s governance structure is based on the establishment of Regional Teams that will be led by a Regional Director of Education and a Regional Director of Operations. The Regional Directors will be supported by a series of expert System Leaders.
For the Regional Education team, this will include:
The Regional Education Director holds the Principal to account on the performance of each academy within their region, acting under the delegated authority of the E-ACT Board of Trustees. In turn, the Regional Education Directors are held to account by the National Director of Education for the academies within their region, and the National Director of Education and the CEO are directly accountable to the Board of Trustees.
Merritts Brook has 6 weekly Raising Achievement Board meetings to ensure that the academy is being supported and scrutinised in its educational performance. The educational Raising Achievement Boards are led by the Regional Education Director, with attendance from the relevant regional System Leaders and Academy Senior Leadership Team.
Alongside the Raising Achievement Boards, E-ACT has established advisory bodies in each academy called the Academy Ambassadorial Advisory Group (AAG). The Academy Ambassador remit will has four key elements:
Regional Education Director - Jane Millward
Regional Safeguarding Director - Dave Higgins
Regional Operations Director - Andy Crees
Regional Operations Co-ordinator - Cherie Grier
Regional Data Lead - Gemma Fleury
Academy Ambassadors at Merritts Brook E-ACT Primary Academy