Fishtoft Academy is an Academy Trust within The Boston Witham Academies Federation.
The Boston Witham Academies Federation is a limited company by guarantee, with charitable status, operating under the direction of a The Board of Directors.
The operation of The Boston Witham Academies Federation is detailed within the Master Funding Agreement, along with Supplemental Funding Agreements between the Trust and the Department for Education for each Academy.
The current governance structure is as follows:
For more information on the Trust, including financial information please visit www.bwaf.net
Local Governing Bodies
Each Academy within the Trust will have its own Local Governing Body. This will ensure that, although part of a single organisation, each Academy will draw governors from its own community and parents and thus maintain their distinctive characters.
The Local Governing Bodies must meet a minimum of three times a year. Additional meetings maybe arranged depending on the circumstances of the Trust at any given time.
Their principal responsibilities will concern curriculum, standards of attainment, pupil/ student progress and individual premises issues. They will receive a report from the Head of Academy, with the CEO or Vice CEO attending upon request/ invitation of the Chair of the Local Governing Body or Head of Academy.
At each Board of Directors meetings the Directors review the minutes of each Local Governing Body. The Directors are able to use the minutes to challenge the Governors and Head of Academy, holding them account to performance and decisions that have been made.
Local Governors are subject to a maximum term of office of four years.