Last reviewed on 17 June 2021
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Apply the highest standards of governance, and comply with the trust's charitable objects, their duties as company directors, charity law and the trust's funding agreement Have the skills, knowledge and experience to run the trust Ensure the board of trustees meets at least 3 times a year, and conducts business only when quorate Approve a written scheme of delegation of financial powers that maintains robust internal controls Appoint a senior executive leader (principal or chief executive), in writing, who may be appointed as a trustee. The role must not rotate. From 1 March 2022, any newly appointed senior executive leader can only be a trustee if: The members decide to appoint them as a trustee, and The senior executive leader agrees, and Your trust's articles permit it Appoint, in writing, a named individual as the academy trust's accounting officer (the senior executive leader). The role must not rotate. The individual must: Ensure the