The Trustees have overall responsibility for ensuring that The Black Pear Trust has an effective and appropriate system of control, financial and otherwise. The trustees manage the business objectives, and provide assurance against material misstatement or loss.

The Board of Trustees has delegated the day-to-day responsibility to the Business Officer and the Trust Principal, as Accounting Officer, for ensuring financial controls conform with the requirements of both propriety and good financial management and in accordance with the requirements and responsibilities assigned to it in the funding agreement between The Black Pear Trust and the Secretary of State for Education. They are also responsible for reporting to the Board of Trustees any material weaknesses or breakdowns in internal control.

The Trust Principal also monitors the standards of education in the schools ensuring that the headteachers and heads of school provide good leadership and management with excellent outcomes for all pupils.