Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) is governed by the FCAT Board of Trustees. The Board has overall responsibility for all operations and activities including the quality of the education provided by its Academies. It is primarily accountable to the Members of the Trust and also to external stakeholders and government agencies, including the Department for Education for the work carried out across the Trust. The Board 1) Sets and reviews the vision, direction and strategy of FCAT, 2) Holds the Chief Executive to account for standards of teaching and learning and the delivery of strategy and 3) has overall supervision of finances and resources.
Governance across each Academy within the Trust is delegated to a Local Governing Body known as the Academy Council. Overall operational management is delegated to the FCAT Chief Executive and then through the Executive Headteacher to the Headteacher of the academy.
Trustees and Governors can access papers through 'Governors Virtual Office (GVO)', the system we use for storing and circulating documents.  To access please CLICK HERE and enter your log in details and password.
The FCAT Articles of Association describe FCAT's constitution and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

FCAT Articles of Association

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The FCAT Scheme of Delegation describes our governance structure and arrangements in more detail.
The FCAT Code of Conduct describes the roles and responsibilities of Directors and Governors.

FCAT Governance Documents

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Strong and effective governance is essential to the success of our academies and FCAT is committed to securing capable and enthusiastic governors to serve on its academy councils.

FCAT Diversity Data

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If you are interested in applying for a position on any of our academy councils, please contact Ciara Gregson Governance Administrator at ciara.gregson@fcat.org.uk or call 01253 207709.