The purpose of the Audit Committee is to:
- review and where necessary to challenge the actions and judgements of Trust and Academy Governance and Management in relation to financial reporting, accounting policies and practices, budgets, unusual transactions, disclosures, adjustments resulting from audits and compliance with Statutory Duties
- monitor and review the integrity of the Trust's internal financial controls, including procedures to detect and prevent fraud and impropriety and those to identify, assess and manage risks
- direct the Principal Finance Officer in conducting internal audits within each of the Trust's academies twice per year and to receive reports based upon these exercises; to ensure findings are shared with appropriate Directors, Governors and Staff and to review and monitor Governance and Management's response to findings.
Peter Ventress – Chair
Mike Whiddett – Governor, St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Sevenoaks
Steve Seath - Academy Director