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Academy Committee

Academy Committee

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

STEP Governance

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.


The new Academy Committees 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.

Parent Governor vacancy


STEP Academy Trust General Info

AC Minutes 2016/2017

AC Minutes  08.03.2017

AC Minutes 17.05.2017

AC Minutes 17.07.2017

AC Attendance of Meetings

2017 2018 Governor Membership

Register of Business Interests 2016 2017

Register Of Business Interests 2017 2018

2016 / 2017 Governor Membership

AC meeting dates 2017 2018

AC Minutes 20.9.2017

AC Minutes 05.12.2017

AC Minutes 22.01.2018

Information about Members and Trustees

AC Minutes 27.04.2018

AC Attendance 27.04.2018

AC Minutes 05.07.2018

2018/2019 Governor Membership

AC Minutes 12.11.18

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.  The Chair of Governors can also be contacted by email:  ChairofGovernors@stepacademytrust.org