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Ogbourne C of E Primary School

Our MAT - Excalibur Academies Trust

Ogbourne CofE Primary School is proud to belong to the Excalibur Academies Trust. Ogbourne joined the Trust on 1st February 2015.

MAT Vision & Values
A family of schools – Achieving excellence – Empowering individuality 

MAT Vision
To achieve excellence in all that we do so that every child attending an Excalibur academy benefits from excellent teaching, a broad, balanced and rich curriculum, and superb opportunities to develop and thrive as an individual, underpinned by a culture which is caring, aspirational and outward-looking.

MAT Culture & Values
What makes us special is our relentless pursuit of excellence and our culture and values of collaboration, commitment to promoting well-being, tolerance and respect, and our aspiration for every member of the Excalibur family to celebrate and develop their individuality with no limits to their achievement. We aim to provide a seamless progression from age 2 to 19 through our cluster approach of pre-school, primary and secondary academies working together on teaching, learning, curriculum and pastoral care, to achieve a consistently excellent experience for every child throughout their schooling.

Trust-wide Curriculum Intent
Our common aim is to teach our children to become excited, engaged learners, able to achieve excellence. All our academies provide our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for all our learners to be successful and able to realise their dreams. Within this framework, through a process of support and collaboration, each academy has been empowered to develop its own curriculum.

As a multi-academy hub-based trust, we believe in a seamless, all-through curriculum for all our pupils. To achieve this aim, we work together with our secondary colleagues to ensure each academy has a curriculum that will provide our pupils with the learning and values they need to become well-balanced, caring and responsive learners, young people who have the resilience and self-belief to make a difference.

Trust-wide Science Intent
To build a continuum of learning from EYFS to A-Level. Through an aspirational, inclusive curriculum, our pupils will learn to become innovative, curious scientists. They will be challenged to think about the implications of science today and in the future, as responsible, global citizens. 

MAT Governance Structures

The Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company’s memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the academy trust.

The arrangements for appointing new directors are set out in the articles of association.  The articles allow for 2 parent directors, a maximum of 4 foundation directors, up to 5 community directors, the CEO, the Chair of the Chairs Forum and up to 3 co-opted directors.  Parent directors are elected by elected parent governors who are members of the academy local governing bodies.  Community directors are appointed by the members.  Foundation directors are appointed in conjunction with Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education and co-opted directors are appointed by the board.


Organisational Structure

The Board of Directors formally meets at least five times per academic year.  Exceptional meetings can be called at any time if circumstances dictate.  Quorum is one third of the membership, excluding vacancies.

There are a number of working committees:  Local Governing Bodies at each academy; Finance, Premises & ICT; Admissions; Staffing; Audit; plus a LGB Chairs Forum.  The committees meet at least four times per year to review, evaluate and monitor the activities covered by their terms of reference.  The local governing bodies meet at least six times per year, more often if priorities warrant additional time.  The admissions committee meets as required.

Local governing bodies have delegated authority to ensure educational progression and compliance with Excalibur policies and procedures. Local governing bodies are specifically focused on the:

  • standard and quality of education in the academy;
  • welfare of the students at the academy;
  • relationship between the academy and the local community.

A structure showing the relationship between the Trust Board, committees and the individual academies is shown below.

EAT Governance Structure

Trust Finances

Financial information relating to Ogbourne and the Trust is available on the Trust website: http://excalibur.org.uk/

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