Governance Operational Support

Governance Forum

Representatives from the governing body in each of our partner academies meet on a termly basis as part of a MAT wide Governance Forum, where ideas and best practice are shared.

As a result of consultation through the Forum, the Re-thinking Governance Project changed how academies approach governance, ultimately making SNMAT governance collectively stronger.  One outcome from this project is that partner academies now follow the same termly governance meeting cycle and planner.

Accountability Panels:
  • Hold leaders at all levels to account
  • Monitor progress against improvement priorities
  • Make recommendations to Full Governor meetings

GKIT – Governor Keep in Touch meetings:

  • A member of SNMAT’s school improvement team meets with governors in each academy to make recommendations for routes of enquiry/accountability for future governance meetings.
2023-2024Accountability Panel 1Accountability Panel 2GKITFull Governing Body Meeting
Autumn05/09/23-29/09/2302/10/23 - 20/10/2306/11/23-27/11/2328/11/23-20/12/23
Spring04/01/24 - 23/01/2424/01/24 - 09/02/2419/02/24 - 12/03/2413/03/24 - 28/03/24
Summer15/04/24 - 03/05/2407/05/24 - 24/05/2403/06/24 - 28/06/2401/07/24 - 26/07/24

The SNMAT Governance Meeting Cycle, Operational Handbook and Operational Guidance support academies with queries relating to process and procedure.