Our remit and structure
Brent Specialist Academy Trust (BSAT) aspires to provide the best possible education to all children attending schools within the trust.
Effective governance ensures that the Trust and each school is supported and challenged to maximise performance, and to ensure that the Trust complies with its legal obligations.
The governance of BSAT includes:
- Members of BSAT, who are individuals who have a role akin to shareholders and so appoint Trustees and receive the accounts but are not involved in the management of BSAT.
- A Board of Trustees that includes the Principal of BSAT, parents and staff from Manor School (and The Avenue once it opens) and Trustees appointed by Members or co-opted to bring specific skills to the Board.
The Board has established two committees:
Local Governing Bodies are proposed to be established when either a third school joins BSAT or when The Avenue has grown sufficiently to require its own LGB.
The Scheme of Delegation for the Trust sets out the terms of reference for the Board and its committees (including committees and panels that meet less frequently or on an ad-hoc basis). It also sets out the annual cycle of meetings and the anticipated main agenda items at each meeting.
The Register of Interests
It is important that trustees, governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially. Trustees, governors, and staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and those of the academy trust. As such, each trustee completes a register of interests form annually, and is asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest at the beginning of each meeting. The Accounting Officer, Jayne Jardine, currently has no relevant business or pecuniary interests entered in the register.
Brent Specialist Academy Trust Governing Board of Trustees
John Roseveare – Chair of the Trust
Adil Darik – Manor Local Governing Board member
Jayne Jardine – Principal
Sarah Johnson – Staff Trustee
Louise Kimber – Associate Member
Desi Lodge Patch – Vice Chair
Dean Newby – Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee
Margaret O’Connor – Associate Member
Richard Ough – Trustee
Paul Sommerfeld – Trustee (Health and Safety Lead)
Bryan Rossi-Anderson – Trustee
Rebecca Shaw – Manor Local Governing Board member
Yasmin Sher – Parent Trustee