To support the work of schools and the Trustees, Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust ensures the local stakeholder voice is represented and heard through our Local Stakeholder Boards. They provide a local level of access and accountability for our parents and carers, framed within a cooperative structure to build and deepen partnership and connection. This is the place where the individual pupil and parent voice is heard and understood; where the lived experience of our provision and offer is felt and triangulated. These committees hold a meeting each half term to ensure a full and detailed understanding of each school.
As part of our co-operative identity, we recognise that understanding the views and experiences of stakeholders – staff, parents, pupils, and those in the local community – is crucial. As MATs expand, trust board engagement with a growing number of stakeholders can become more challenging. The local tier is vital in ensuring that stakeholder voices are heard and that they have people advocating for them. Local volunteers are also able to have a greater awareness of parents’ perspective and can help parents understand what it means to be part of a MAT.
Chair: Martin Strube - Co-opted Governor Governance Professional - Jay Hooper
For contact details and more information about the Local Stakeholder Board please click here.