The Trustees at Cox Green School is highly effective in fulfilling its responsibilities and giving the school direction and focus, by performing a vital strategic role.

Parent Trustee Election

Cox Green School is currently seeking to recruit two new Parent Trustees to join our Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in becoming a Parent Trustee. As a Trustee  you will be committed to improving the outcomes for our students and be prepared to give of your time in contributing to the business of the Board. Both Parents and Carers are entitled to stand as candidates and to  submit their own nomination.

Please read the information below for more information or contact the Governance Professional on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parent Trustee Nomination Letter

Parent Trustee Nomination Form

The completed nomination form must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12pm Thursday 7th March 2024.


The Role of the Trustees

The Academy Trust is a charitable company and so Trustees are both charity Trustees (within the terms of section 177(1) of the Charities Act 2011) and Company Directors.  Because Trustees are bound by both charity and company law, the terms ‘Trustees’ and ‘Directors’ are often used interchangeably. 

The Trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the Trust, and in accordance with the provisions set out in the memorandum and articles of association and its funding agreement, it is legally responsible and accountable for all statutory functions, for the performance of the Trust, and must approve a written Scheme of Delegated Financial Authority that maintains robust internal control arrangements.  In addition, it must carry out the three core governance functions:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Hold the senior executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the trust and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the trust and make sure its money is well spent.

There are various types of Trustees, either elected by Parents, Staff or appointed by members of the Cox Green School Academy Trust, in line with the Articles of Association.

Trustees provide strategic direction and guidance, both directly and through a number of Committees focused on different aspects of the school. The Committees meet at least three times a year and are:

  • People & External Relations
  • Finance & Resources/Audit
  • Teaching & Learning

The Trustees produce an Annual Report which shows their work within the school and details of how the school is led and managed. Trustees Annual Reports:

If you would like to contact the Board of Trustees or to see minutes of the Board of Trustee meetings please email the Governance Professional at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..