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Maltby Learning Trust is committed to delivering the very best educational experience for all children and young people in Rotherham.

Our Trust operates as a single trust multi-academy sponsor which is governed by a board of trustees. The board of trustees works with each of the local governance committees to recruit governors in each of its academies, usually drawn from the local community.

There are three core functions of governance within Maltby Learning Trust:

ONE: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

TWO: Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students and the effective and efficient performance management of staff

THREE: Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent. 

The MLT delegates extensive powers to local governance committees.

Each Governance committee has responsibility for providing high quality provision within the set budget and is expected to challenge and monitor the performance of its academy, securing excellent educational provision and outcomes for all children and young people.

If you're interested in becoming a Governor within the Maltby Learning Trust click here to find out more information

By adding capacity and challenge, the MLT seeks to secure excellent educational provision for all students and staff across our Trust. 

MLT Governance Model

Maltby Learning Trust consists of three tiers of Governance


The role of the Members:

  • Appoint the auditors
  • Appoint Directors/Trustees


The Trust Board of Directors considers the vision and aims of the Trust and its academies, as well as strategy and policy to deliver its key objectives. The Board’s primary objectives are to ensure the delivery the best possible outcomes for all students, and to hold the Executive leaders to account for the ways in which this is carried out.

The Board of Directors are responsible for three core governance functions. 

  • Ensure the quality of provision
  • Ensure compliance with charity and company law
  • Ensure operation in accordance with the funding agreement


The Local Governance Committees provide focused governance for each academy at a local level.