UTC Oxfordshire provides an exciting new vocational education option for 14 to 19 year olds, specialising in Engineering and Life Science alongside traditional subjects. Activate Learning is the lead sponsor
for the UTC, which is run with the support of a number of industry and academic partners.
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
The trustees of UTC Oxfordshire Trust are also the directors of the Charitable Company for the
purposes of company law.
The Role of the Governing Body
The Trustees shall exercise their powers and functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role
in the running of the Academy and shall consider any advice given by the Principal.
The Principal is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the Academy;
and for advising on and implementing the Academy Trust’s strategic framework. In particular, the
Principal will formulate aims and objectives, policies and targets for the Board to consider adopting.
The Governing Body of the Academy has three primary roles:
- To set the school’s strategic direction: its mission, ethos, core values, overall aims and
- To secure accountability for the school, for example, by reporting to key stakeholder groups and
providing information for those groups; or by hearing appeals against decisions of the school
- To monitor and evaluate the school’s performance, for example against past performance,
against other ‘like’ schools and against its own improvement plan, budgets and policies
The Members are members of the Academy Trust for the purposes of the Companies Acts. In
simple terms, the Members ‘own’ the Academy Trust. They have a number of statutory rights
including the right to remove directors, the right to amend the articles and the right to receive the
annual accounts. They are also given the right to appoint some of the directors under the Articles of
The Members do not have any specific duties imposed on them. Typically, the Members will only meet once a year at the AGM or as is required.
To contact our Chair of Governors, please write to us at :
c/o Activate Learning