University of Winchester Academy Trust

Our Academy Trust

The University of Winchester Academy Trust Governance Structure

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The University of Winchester Academy Trust (UWinAT) began in 2014 but opened its first schools in September 2020. In December 2020, three well established Romsey primary schools joined the Trust and began to operate as a 5 school MAT.

Sponsored by the University of Winchester, our Trust benefits from the significant experience that Trustees based within the university bring to schools. Additional trustees were appointed to the Trust in December 2020 and were chosen for their knowledge, experience and skills to ensure that we are able to support and challenge our Executive Leader and other school leaders to ensure the values of the Trust are upheld.

Local Academy Committees (LAC) represent the individual schools and are structure to sit alongside other Trust committees. Each LAC, takes responsibility for the individual performance of their school/s, working with school leaders and staff to represent the interests of that local community. Details about each LAC can be found on the individual school website.

As our Trust grows we recognise that adaptations to our scheme of delegation and governance structures may need to be adapted to include different phases of education.

To find out more about our Sponsor click here.