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The Diocese of
Westminster Academy Trust

Policies, Statutory Documents and Financial Documents

Please find below details of the Trusts policies please also refer to the Local Governing Boards Policy sections on each of our school’s websites for the policies developed under the Scheme of Delegation.

For our employment contracts and employment policies the Trust has adopted the Catholic Education Service documentation across all its schools.

The Trust operates a Trust Pay Policy as the employer of all the staff within the Trust which is reviewed annually following the publication of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions documentation.

The Trust operates two Pension Schemes following its school’s conversions to academies

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPA website link)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (Trust holds a fund in each Local Authority its schools are located within)

The Trust has a Master Funding Agreement and each school within the Trust operates its school budget under a Supplementary Funding agreement. The Trust follows the requirements of the EFA Academies Financial Handbook, Charity Commission regulations for Charities Accounts and Companies House requirements. The Trust accounts are a consolidation of the eleven schools of the Trust and the statutory accounts are published annually. The Trust has an Accounting Officer and each schools Head teacher is the Local Accounting Officer for their establishment. The Trust has an Audit and Finance Committee who have responsibility for the financial oversight of the Trust. 

Policies