Trust – Parents and Staff

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Parents – Do parents have a say about trust schools?

Yes. Parents will be consulted about the proposed trust and will be able to express their views.


Will the governing body and Headteacher have less control in running the school?
  There will be no reduction in the role and responsibilities of the governing body of trust schools. The governing body of a trust school (which retains parents, staff, community and local authority governors) remains responsible for all major decisions about the school and its future as well as all aspects of the conduct of the school (including the school’s budget and staff) and so responsibilities and accountabilities remain clear. The trust holds the land and capital assets on trust for the Governing Body of the school.
Headteachers will retain their responsibility for the day-to-day running of their schools.