CLIC Governance

Governance Overview


Roles within the CLIC Trust and main responsibilities are as follows, further details are also provided in the structural chart:


As we are charitable company, limited by guarantee, the Members have a role similar to Shareholders in a limited company.  The Members are responsible for determining the purpose of the Trust and the way in which it is governed.


The people responsible for detertmining the Trust's strategic direction, including overarching responsibility for the three core functions common to school governing bodies; 

  • The Trust's Vision
  • Education Standards
  • Financial Performance

Trustees are also responsible for ensuring the Trust complies with charity and company law, as well as its own funding agreement with the Secretary of State.  The Trustees are the statutory governors of the schools in the Trust.  



Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

Each school within the Trust will have their own Governing Body made up of parents, staff and members of the community. 

Local Governing Bodies contribute to their school's vision and future strategy, ensuring they compliment the Trust's strategy, vision and values.  They are responsible for ensuring that our schools maintain positive outcomes for all children, provide a broad and balanced curriculum and maintain strong community links with effective communication with all our stakeholders.  They are responsible for monitoring wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns.

If you would like to find out who are Governors are, please view the schools' individual websites.

Finance and Resources Committee

The finance and resources committee is responsible for monitoring the Trust's financial strategy and the financial performance of the Trust and its schools.  It recommends approval of annual budgets and monitors them along with major capital and asset planning and expenditure.  The committee is also responsible for monitoring the Trust's estates and ICT strategies.

The Finance and Resources Committee is also responsible for monitoring:

  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment strategy
  • Wellbeing strategy
  • Gender Pay Gap reporting 
  • Associated HR policies.

Chair of Finance:  David Pilkington 
Chair of HR: Stephen Johnston

Audit Risk and Compliance 

As a small Trust, the audit risk and compliance function is currently the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.  The Board is responsible for ensuring that the operation of the Trust is underpinned by sound financial controls and risk management procedures.  It appoints and oversees the work of external auditors and internal audit functions.  The Board is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness and scope of the Trust's internal controls and risk management systems and to appoint and oversee the work of external services, for example; Health and Safety and Safeguarding.

Pupil Standards 

Pupil Standards Committee is responsible for monitoring individual school strategies, educational performance and standards acheived.  It approves and monitors annual targets.

Pay Committee 

The Pay Committee appoints senior staff to the Trust and monitors senior pay and performance management.

Chair: Rich Buckley