The IET Board have delegated powers to the AOCs specifically around the Ofsted judgements of Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development.

Key roles and responsibilities of the AOC include:

  • Upholding the Trust vision and values
  • Implementation of actions required to comply with statutory regulations and documentation
  • Implementation and monitoring of local  policies.  
  • Supporting and challenging the leadership of the academy on quality of care and quality of provision.  
  • Provide internal assurance and, to develop the local community and employer links.
  • Undertake the role of ‘critical friend’ to:
  1. offer support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed;
  2. challenge, ask questions, request information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution;
  3. give an honest opinion and well-tempered advice, even if it might not be what is expected;
  4. act as an advocate promoting the interests of the academies, and students to the community.
  5. monitor the implementation and impact of the decisions it has