Governance at The Wellington Academy


The Wellington Academy joined Ascend Learning Trust (Formerly Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust) on 1st April 2020. The Trust exists to ensure that the staff, pupils and parents from each Academy are able to benefit from Excellence in Education across the Trust.

Ascend Learning Trust (ALT) was set up as a Multi Academy Trust in May 2017. In establishing ALT, the trust committed to offering strategic leadership and management expertise to facilitate collaboration, commitment leading to high levels of school improvement opportunities to each Academy within ALT.


Ascend Learning Trust

Ascend Learning Trust (ALT) has strategic responsibilities which include achieving high level educational performance in all of its Academies, owning all assets, employing all staff, and receiving all funding from the Education Funding Agency to allocate budgets to each Academy in ALT, whilst providing effective and efficient corporate services which offer value for money.

ALT operates through a governance structure, which includes the ALT Board of Trustees, supported by a Finance Committee, Standards Committee and Academy Attainment Committee identified below. Each Committee has its own Terms of Reference. Academy Local Governing Bodies feed into the governance structure.



Further information on governance within the Trust can be found as below:

Vision and Values 

Members and Trustees

CEO & Academies Executive Leadership Team

Strategic Plan

Standard Operating Documents

ALT Constitution