The Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust, has a board of directors that are responsible for all the academies in the trust. The majority of the directors are appointed by the Bishop of Lancaster to ensure that:
- The Catholic ethos of the academies are retained and strengthened particularly with respect to a distinctive Religious Education curriculum, liturgy, collective worship and prayer
- The academies’ religious education and collective worship are regularly and separately inspected by the Diocese
- The Admission Policies of the academies will give priority to baptised Roman Catholic children as the current schools’ policies do.
The Multi Academy Trust is the employer of all the staff who work in the academies and retains the current commitment to appoint practising Catholics in the key leadership positions of head teachers, deputy head teachers and heads/co-ordinators of Religious Education. As per current expectations, all staff working in the academies are expected to support their Catholic ethos. The local governing bodies/academy boards also have the majority of members appointed by the Bishop of Lancaster.