Scheme of Delegation
Delegation of decision making
For the purposes of providing improvement support and determining degree of delegation and autonomy for decision making our academies are put into one of three categories according to current Ofsted status. These are:
Category 1 – good/outstanding
Category 2 - requires improvement
Category 3 – inadequate
The designation is determined by the amount of support that each academy requires to bring about improvement and become an academy that is at least good. An academy can be placed in a higher (less autonomy /more support) category if it shows evidence of declining outcomes but has not received a recent Ofsted inspection. Those academies that are already good or outstanding have a considerable degree of autonomy. The designation for each academy is reviewed annually.
The three categories are reflected in the Scheme of Delegation which covers 15 operational areas of the Aspire MAT and its academies.