Treloar's Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 August 2017
Governance The Charity is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association adopted in June 2002 and amended in July 2010 and August 2012. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the Charity and meets as a board at least three times a year. In addition there are four Trustee committees covering Finance, Investment and Audit; Risk and Compliance; Fundraising; and Nominations and Remuneration. These committees all meet a minimum of three times a year. The key aspects of overseeing the School and College are delegated to the Governing Body, which is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees. The Chairman of the Governing Body and at least three other members of the Governing Body are Trustees, whilst the majority of Governors are independent (i.e. not otherwise a direct stakeholder in the School or College) and have a wide range of relevant professional and management backgrounds. The Governing Body meets at least four times a year. Trustee Selection, Induction and Appraisal The Board of Trustees reviews regularly the composition of itself, the Governing Body and its various sub-committees through the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. The Trustees look at the blend of experience and skills of all Governors and Trustees to ensure that these meet the needs of the Charity. Where vacancies arise, a recruitment process will be undertaken. This will involve advertising both locally and nationally as well as more informal approaches to individuals who have the relevant skills and experience. Selection is made after a rigorous process including visits to the Charity and interviews by senior staff as well as Trustees and Governors. All new Governors are invited to attend the standard staff induction days held at the start of each term. Governors are expected to visit the School and College regularly outside the normal meetings of the Governing Body and to undertake training on a continuing basis on subjects relevant to the operations of the School and College. The Trustees and Governors undertake skill audits, self-evaluations and appraisals on a regular basis. This enables the Trust to either provide training to fill gaps in knowledge or to target recruitment on the necessary skills and experience and to ensure all Trustees and Governors are able to satisfy themselves of their own performance.