EAT is like all MATs funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to operate academies.

The EFA provides the Trust with a General Allocation Grant (GAG) for each academy trust it operates. It is a matter for the Trust to determine what functions are carried out across the whole Trust and what functions are delegated to the level of the individual academy.

EAT will delegate around 5.25% of functions to central departments and 94.75% toindividual academies. Trustees govern the effectiveness and efficiency of central department use of resources. LGBs govern the effectiveness and efficiency of individual academy use of resources.

The following table sets out the scope and specification of the central services and how they interact with individual academies.  Academy Principals have the responsibility to manage the resources delegated to their academy which is overseen by the Director of Finance and Operations.