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"Astute Leadership is driving this good and strongly improving school forward". (Ofsted 2017)

Governance at Coast Academies is made up as follows:
Coast Academies schools are now part of Connect Academy Trust, who are supporting the Torbay schools to put a local governing body in place for Autumn 2022. To find out more about Connect Academy Trust and current governance arrangements, see

The Directors

A small team of independent professionals who deal with strategic direction, value for money and the overview of standards.  They hold the leadership of the trust to account and deal with the statutory role of governance.

 Academy Challenge Team (ACT)

The ACT are focused entirely on the quality of education provided for the children within our schools. They work across the trust visiting schools which provides them with the crucial ability to make comparisons. The members are representative of the schools within the trust and follow a structured programme of visits where they effectively monitor the monitoring.  They look in detail at areas such as special needs, pupil outcomes, health and safety and attendance. The opportunity to compare practice adds significance to the conclusions they draw within their agreed areas.  Their reports are shared with the senior leadership and the board of directors.