SGB Strategic Governing Body STEP Governance The name STEP, an acronym, reflects the aspirational nature of the organisation – Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership. Inspired by the commitment to improve children’s life chances, STEP Academies work together to provide high quality learning experiences for all their pupils. STEP Governors “STEP First” is the notion that, first and foremost, everyone is committed to being part of The STEP Academy Trust. All governors must be fully aligned to the Trust’s Mission and Vision. Although serving one or more particular Academies, governors are members of the wider STEP team. We are all one team, in one organisation, working towards the same goal: to be outstanding in all we do – STEP First! STEP Governance Structure Recent changes introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) allow academy trusts to establish a local governing body that is responsible for two or more academies. COMPOSITION OF THE STRATEGIC GOVERNING BODIES (SGB) The new Strategic Governing Bodies will have a maximum of 12 Governors as follows: Parent x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy) Staff x2 (Headteachers) Staff x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy) Board of Trustees Representative x1 STEP Governors x5 Temporary Co-Opted Governors (according to need) It is the belief of the Board of Trustees that this new governance structure, underpinned by sound principles, will make best use of our strengths, will address our challenges and will provide the framework for each of our Academies to become Outstanding at the next opportunity. OUR GOVERNING BODY STEP Academy Trust General Info SGB Minutes 2016/2017 SGB Minutes 08.03.2017 SGB Minutes 17.05.2017 SGB Minutes 17.07.2017 SGB Attendance of Meetings 2017 2018 Governor Membership Register of Business Interests 2016 2017 Register Of Business Interests 2017 2018 2016 / 2017 Governor Membership The chair of governors can be contacted via the school office at either school. If you would like to contact the chair of governors please leave your details with the office and they will be passed on. Alternatively, you can give a sealed letter marked confidential to the office addressed to The chair of Governors. Any envelope so received will be passed to the Chair of Governors, unopened.