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Legal and School Structure

Legal Framework

New Struan School is part of Scotland’s national autism charity, Scottish Autism, which enables people with autism through the whole life journey. Scottish Autism is both a charity registered in Scotland (number 009068) and a Company limited by guarantee (SC81123) - read our constitution.

Scottish Autism has recently completed a tender process to appoint an external auditor and Scott-Moncrieff were appointed as auditors from the current financial year.


Governance Structures

The Scottish Autism Board meets on a regular basis to scrutinise performance and set policy direction. Scottish Autism’s day to day operational decision making rests with the Senior Management Team made up of the Chief Executive and five Senior Managers, including the School Principal. This team is also responsible for the organisation’s strategic planning process and performance management, and for reporting back to the Board.

The Education Committee meets three times per year and is made up of several Trustees as well as the CEO, Principal, Depute Head Teacher and Services Manager. The Education Committee monitors school performance and makes recommendations to the Scottish Autism Board. Other working groups monitoring and developing organisational strategy are established as required.

All policies are reviewed every three years or sooner if necessary due to legislative changes. Policies are introduced or reviewed as inclusively as possible prior to final signoff by the Senior Management Team (SMT) and Board.

The School encourages participation by pupils in decision-making, and there is an active pupil council.


Parent Council 

Find out more about our parent council