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Governance

At Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust, the overarching legal responsibility and accountability for the Trust and its schools lies with the Board of Trustees.

Day-to-day responsibilities are delegated by the Trustees through a Scheme of Delegation to the Leadership Team, local leaders and Local Academy Councils. This allows for strategic board decision-making, while also ensuring focused and effective executive and local leadership and local engagement and input from stakeholders.

Each tier of governance contributes to helping establish each Trust’s values and ethos, monitoring educational and financial performance and linking them with their communities. We are also governed by the Department for Education's Academies Financial Handbook.

All schools within Rainbow Education MAT are accountable to their Local Academy Councils who, in turn, are accountable to the Board of Trustees.