Burnage Academy for Boys is a Single Academy Trust – a charitable organisation, funded directly through agreements between the trust and the Secretary of State through the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Trust Members have specific statutory responsibilities in key areas for the Trust.

Trustees have specific responsibilities in Charity and Company Law and a wide range of governance responsibilities across the trust and the school, working in close partnership with the Head Teacher and other school leaders to develop a close understanding of all aspects of school life. Governance covers 3 core functions as set out in the DfE Governance Handbook:

  • Setting strategic direction for the trust and school – including vision and values and trust and school development plans.
  • Ensuring that school leaders are accountable for school operations including pupil outcomes.
  • Ensuring effective oversight of school finance.

Governance also plays a key role in ensuring that the voices of all in the school community – pupils, staff, parents, families and others in our local community – are listened to and considered as part of our current activities and development plans.

Trustees are committed to follow the requirements and guidance referenced within key documents from the Department for Education, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and other relevant bodies including the National Governance Association – including:

  • The DfE Governance Handbook and Competency Frameworks.
  • The ESFA Academy Trust Handbook.

The above key documents describe the governance and financial responsibilities of academy trusts reflecting their status as charitable companies acting in the public interest and reference all requirements and minimum good practice expectations.

Trustees bring knowledge, skills and experience from their professional and personal lives and commit to undertake training and development activities to ensure the delivery of effective governance. All trustees agree to abide by the Trust’s Code of Conduct for governance which is based on the National Governance Association recommended Model Code and sets out expectations and standards relevant to the operation of ethical leadership in education.

The trust Board operates through a number of Committees as shown in the organisational structure. 


 Download the Members Tables (above) here

 Download the Members Board flow chart (above) here 


 Download the Board Of Trustees information (above) here 


Governors' attendance to Governing Body and sub-committees' meeting 2020-21

Full Governing Body Meetings - Attendance Record 2020/2021

Burnage Academy for Boys Subcommittees Membership and Attendance Record 2020/2021


The Trustees’ Latest Report and Audited Accounts can be accessed from the link below:

Trustees Report 2021

Trustees Report 2020

Trustees Report 2019

Trustees Report 2018

Trustees Report 2017

Trustees Report 2016

Files will open in browser and can be saved for offline reading.

See also: Articles Of Association

Executive Pay & Benefits Statement

Calendar of Meetings & Returns. Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Parent Governor Vacancies

Burnage Academy for Boys currently has 2 vacancies for Parent Governors.
If you are interested please contact Mrs Clair Vaughan via email


NB. The access to this portal is restricted to existing governors only.

To access governor resources, please use your username and password to login to

If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact


The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected at the Governors’ meeting in the Autumn. Governors can be contacted by parents via the School Office.

To contact us for any reason, please email: Alan Scott (Chair of Governors) using the email or use the contact form, marking your correspondence for the attention of the governors.

Alternatively, please tel: +44 (0)161 432 1527 or fax: +44 (0)161 442 2366 and leave a message.

We will respond ASAP.


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