The Children First Academy Trust was established on 1st April 2019 as a multi-academy trust consisting of five local primary schools coming together to create an organisation that can best support the communities of children which they serve. A Master Funding Agreement was entered into with the DfE on 1st April 2019 along with Supplemental Agreements for each school to create the Trust in law.

The Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered at Companies House (Company number 11834165). The Trust is not a registered charity but an ‘exempt’ charity, regulated by the Secretary of State for Education, who acts as the principal regulator. As such, the Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Company, Children First Academy Trust, and the academies (schools) run by this Company. The Trustees are accountable to external Government agencies including the Department of Education (including any successor bodies) and Charity Commission and are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, safety and good practice.

Raynham Primary has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who meet once a half term, six meetings a year. These meetings address the curriculum, finance and premises issues. The LGB comprises of nine members including three-parent governors.

Please click the link below for a list of governors, meeting attendance and register of business interest:

List of Governors and Terms of Office

Declaration of Interests

Governors Visits:

Part of the School Governor’s role is to visit our school sometimes for important events such as assemblies, performances, fairs or to observe in class. ‘Governor School Visits’ gives a list of prompts for the purpose of the visit, giving some ideas of what to look for. ‘Governor Visit Report’ is a report form to record the outcomes of the visit.

Please click the link below for Governor School Visit and blank Governor Visit Report:
Governor School Visits
Governor Visit Report