Governance


Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) is governed by the FCAT Board of Directors. The Board has overall responsibility for all operations and activities including the quality of the education provided by its Academies. It is primarily accountable to the Members of the Trust and also to external stakeholders and government agencies, including the Department for Education for the work carried out across the Trust. The Board 1) Sets and reviews the vision, direction and strategy of FCAT, 2) Holds the Chief Executive to account for standards of teaching and learning and the delivery of strategy and 3) has overall supervision of finances and resources.
 
Governance across each Academy within the Trust is delegated to a Local Governing Body known as the Academy Council.  Overall operational management is delegated to the FCAT Chief Executive and then through the Executive Principal to the Principal of the academy.
 
 
Aspire Academy Council 
 
Montgomery Academy Council
 
Unity Academy Council 
 
Hambleton Academy Council
 
Westcliff Academy Council
 
Gateway Academy Council
 
Garstang Academy Council
 
Westminster Academy Council (link coming soon)
 
 
The FCAT Articles of Association describe FCAT's constitution and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
 
The FCAT Scheme of Delegation describes our governance structure and arrangements in more detail.
 
The FCAT Code of Conduct describes the roles and responsibilities of Directors and Governors.
 
Strong and effective governance is essential to the success of our academies and FCAT is committed to securing capable and enthusiastic governors to serve on its academy councils.
 
If you are interested in applying for a position on any of our academy councils, please contact Kath Buddle Governance Administrator at kathryn.buddle@fcat.org.uk or call 01253 356271.