We have produced model resources for multi-academy trust companies to assist them to comply with their duty to operate in accordance with a scheme of delegation. The model table of roles and responsibilities, which is incorporated at appendix 1 of the model scheme of delegation, is comprehensive but it is entirely possible that additional actions will need to be added to reflect particular requirements at multi-academy trust level and/or diocesan level. Further, it is also envisaged that the table may be amended to reflect different arrangements for the carrying out of certain actions. This is particularly likely where there is a central senior executive leadership team.
Catholic multi-academy trust companies or Catholic schools looking to convert must liaise closely with their Diocese (and Trustees where different) when formulating an appropriate scheme of delegation, particularly in relation to the table of roles and responsibilities. It may be that particular dioceses adapt the CES models to reflect their own diocesan policies and practices before agreeing the scheme of delegation with their multi-academy trust companies. It is because of this that Catholic multi-academy trust companies are advised to contact their Diocesan Education Service in the first instance before adopting the CES model scheme of delegation and/or appendices.