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Epworth Education Trust Legal Documents

Articles Of Association

The Articles set out the charitable purpose for the Trust (objects), and how governance should be conducted re. appointment of members/directors, labs, committees, meetings. The Articles assist the Trust by ensuring we act as a company and within charity law. 

Funding Agreements

The Master Funding Agreement provides the framework for the academy trust to operate in and is sectioned into the following areas:

  • Academy Requirements & Conduct
  • Governance requirements
  • General running of the academies including DBS checks, school day, exclusions and SEN
  • staff & pensions
  • Curriculum & assessments inc British values and Equality
  • Charging
  • School meals – follow food std
  • Funding
  • Accounts & audit
  • Information & communication
  • Insurance
  • Borrowing
  • Asset mngt
  • Charity law compliance
  • Terminations of funding agreements

Each school within Epworth Education Trust also have a have a School Funding Agreement and Church Supplementary Agreement. Academy specifics are included in the SFA re. capacity, religious authority, age range and land information.