Board and Committee Structure
The Board of Governors meets approximately six times a year for the purpose of supervising the running of the Foundation and providing it with strategic direction. To assist in achieving the aims and objectives of the Charity, the Governors have formed three principal committees: Care, School, and Finance, Audit and Resources. The key responsibilities of each Committee are outlined below.
The Care Committee’s key responsibilities are to set a clear vision, mission and strategic plan for Seckford Care and ensure that the necessary structures are in place to deliver those as part of the strategic management of the Foundation’s Care division; to ensure the performance of Seckford Care; and to ensure that Seckford Care complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Finance, Audit and Resources Committee
The Finance, Audit and Resources Committee’s role is to advise the Governors on the use of all the Foundation’s assets, resources and investments and ensure financial and other strategies are in place for the best use of these resources.
Property Sub Committee
Under the direction of the FAR Committee, this sub-committee develops and oversees the Foundation’s estates strategy and any master plans, and suggests any modifications to these to the relevant Committee or the Board of Governors, taking into account the overall strategic direction of the Foundation and any other external matters affecting the Foundation’s property portfolio.
Investment Sub Committee
The Investment Sub Committee reports to the FAR Committee, and exists to oversee the performance of the Foundation’s investments.
The School Committee’s key responsibilities are to set a clear vision, mission and strategic plan for the School and ensure that the necessary structures are in place to deliver those as part of the strategic management of the School; to ensure the performance of the School; and to ensure that the School complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Compliance Sub Committee
The Compliance Sub Committee reports to the School Committee, and takes delegated responsibility on behalf of the School Committee for examining and reviewing all systems and methods of control for the School other than those relating to financial control including risk analysis and risk management; and for ensuring the School is complying with all aspects of the law, relevant regulations and good practice.
Education Sub Committee
The Education Sub Committee also reports to the School Committee, and takes delegated responsibility on behalf of the School Committee to monitor and review the agreed academic, curricular and pastoral provision of the School and make recommendations as appropriate to the Governors.
Nomination and Remuneration Sub Committee
The Nomination and Remuneration Sub Committee reviews the skillset of the board and identifies and recommends the appointment of new Governors.
Seckford Education Trust Board of Trustees
The Seckford Education Trust is a separate publicly funded charity with its own Board of Trustees, which reports to the Governors on performance and strategy of its five schools.