St. Martin de Porres Primary School

St Alban Catholic Acadmies Trust (SACAT)



St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School is one of five schools within the St Alban Catholic Academies Trust (SACAT).  In this section of the school website you will find:

  1. The structure of the Trust.
  2. The members of the Local Governing Body (LGB), their role and details of their business interests.
  3. The members of the St Alban Catholic Academies Trust, their role and details of their business interest.
  4. Further statutory information.


St Alban Catholic Academies Trust (SACAT)
Governance Structure and Arrangements


The Board of Directors

The Directors empower the Local Governing Body for each school to scrutinise, support and challenge the work of each school.  They achieve this in three ways:

  1. The Board oversees all areas of school operations that must be generic across the Trust (e.g. Pay, Appraisal, Financial regularity).  They do this through the work of the Finance Committee which monitors and reports on school operations. This frees each LGB to look more closely at individual school performance. Each LGB sets its own school budget and decides on the use of the school’s Dedicated Schools Grant.
  2. The Board of Directors supports challenges and monitors the effectiveness of each Local Governing Body and so monitors their effectiveness.  The Board of Directors commissions and receives executive summaries on school performance from each school over the course of the academic year to monitor performance.  Many of these reports will be completed with the support of an independent external professional body / person to ensure that Representatives and Directors have a reliable overview of school performance (e.g. Aspire data analysis, SEND audit; H&S audit; CEIAG audit; Safeguarding audit). To facilitate easy analysis from school to school, the Trust will seek to adopt standardised reporting proformas wherever possible.
  3. The Board of Directors retains a proportion of the Education Services Grant each year to ensure the Trust has the capacity to respond to areas of emerging concern in any one of the schools across the Trust.  This includes commissioning professional support when required.

The Local Governing Body

The LGB acts on behalf of the Trust to scrutinise the performance of their school.  The work of the LGB is supported by a Strategy Committee that reports directly to the LGB.   The Strategy Committee is the forum for Governor and Director training and also provides a forum for Representatives and Directors to work together.

Seeking an independent voice to support quality governance:

The LGB draws on reports commissioned for the Trust and makes use of professional analysis carried out by independent persons / organisations.  This is intended to add capacity, skill and experience to the work of the Local Governing Body and maintains independence and objectivity.

SACAT Directors and Governors Information 2018-2019

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Further Statutory Information

Every Academy is required to publish the documents found below.
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  1. Directors Declarations 2018
  2. 09660515 St Alban Catholic Academies Trust 1617
  3. St Alban Catholic Academies Trust – 09660515 – 1516 End of Year Accounts
  4. Articles of Association_35914_00001_Constitution
  5. Memorandum of Association_35914_00001_Copy of Memorandum
  6. Master Funding Agreement – St _35914_00001_Master Funding Agreement – St Albans Catholic Academies Trust
  7. SFA – St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School 35914_00001_SFA – St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School
  8. Church Supplemental Agreement _35914_00001_Church Supplemental Agreement – St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School
  9. CTA – St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School _35914_00001_Complete St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School CTA
  10. SACAT Charges and Remissions Policy August 2015
  11. St Alban Catholic Academies Trust Annual Report 2015-2016
  12. Calendar of Trust and LGB meetings


SACAT Contact

Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Address: Warden Hill Rd, Luton LU2 7AE
Phone: 01582 597125