As is the case with all multi academy trusts the legal responsibility for governance of the Trust and its schools sits with the Members and the Board of Directors (trustees).  It is for the Board to decide how and to what level it wishes to delegate any responsibility to a local body or committee. 

The trust has in place several groups to ensure that there is a strong link between the Board and its schools or academies. 

A School Improvement Board (SIB) oversees and scrutinises the quality of education at Filton Avenue Primary School and this group reports to the main board through its committee structure. 

The School Improvement Board at FAPS is chaired by Jane Walton The SIB is clerked by Mrs A Mooney. If you wish to contact the chair please do so via the Clerk , C/o Filton Avenue Primary School, Lockleaze Road, Bristol, BS7 9RP  

School Improvement Board Members: 

Ms J Walton, Chair & Trust Director 

Mrs H Hughes, Academy Governor

Mrs C Jenkins, Trust Director 

Mr R Whitburn, Trust Director

Mr D Spence, Director of Teaching and Learning 

Clerk: Mrs A Mooney

Please the following link to see details of the Local Governing Body Register of Interests.

Trust in Learning fully supports the importance of local governance of schools and academies – outstanding schools have outstanding governance and leadership.

Key information and policies can be found here.

The establishment of a Local Governing Body to fully support day to day leadership is a cornerstone of our approach to improving schools. Governors are valued members of the TiL network and have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through education.

Trust in Learning will fully support the Local Governing Body to establish strong, effective and knowledgeable governance and use its wider resources to help provide additional governance where this is sought or needed.

As a group of schools working together ‘governor learning’ is seen as an important aspect of our work and our commitment to our schools and cross-school professional development for governors is a regular feature of our work together.

For further information about our members and directors please see the link:  Governance within Trust in Learning (Academies).

For more details on the structure of Trust in Learning (Academies) please see the link: TiLA structure and committees 2019-2020

Becoming a Governor in a Trust in Learning School or Academy? If you want to make an impact as a governor to the education of young people then please feel free to contact Trust in Learning Academies here 

A competency Framework for Governance