Matthew Arlnold School


Matthew Arnold School Governing Body

Matthew Arnold school is part of the Acer Trust

The Acer Trust Board of Trustees is the non-executive body accountable for all aspects of the conduct and performance of the schools in the Trust. The responsibilities of the Board are defined in the Acer Trust Principles of Governance and Delegation document.

The Board of Trustees of Acer Trust delegates the day-to-day management of Matthew Arnold School and its delegated budget to the Headteacher and the school’s Leadership Team.  

The school governing body (GB) has the oversight of the management of the school and its budget. Acer Trust Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the governors are exercising their governance functions in line with the relevant duties. 

The Governing Body will:

  • Ensure that the school has set its vision, ethos and strategic direction, including oversight of the School Improvement Plan within the Acer Trust principles and values; 

  • Hold the school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, its delegated budget and ensure financial regularity, propriety and value for money in the use of public funds in the achievement of Acer Trust’s aims.

We provide here the following information:

  • A list of the governors currently serving on the GB

  • Register of interests of governors

  • Attendance at meeting record for the previous year

  • Report on Pupil Premium grant

  • Report on Year 7 catch up funding

  • Terms of reference of the GB

Attendance of meetings

Catch Up Report 2019-2021

Constitution 2022-2023

Declarations 2023-2024

School Improvement Plan

Governing Body Terms of Reference 2023-24

Governors of Matthew Arnold School

Pupil premium strategy statement 2023 - 2026

SGB Terms of Reference

 Click here for Acer Trust governance information