The Trust is governed by three groups that represent the local community, the Diocese of Bath and Wells and local schools.
Policy is generated by the Academic board (mainly made up of the headteachers in the Trust) and then prepared for scrutiny and approval by the Trustees. The members ensure that the work of the Trustees is effective and is responsible for appointing Trustees.
The Academic board meets every month and is chaired by the CEO. The Trustees meet every term to scrutinize the work of the Academic board to ensure that we maintain high standards. The Members meet less frequently to receive reports from Trustees and scrutinise their work.
Mr Lee Baker
Mrs Theresa Gale (Diocese of Bath and Wells)
Mrs Martina Forster
Mr Nick Mizouri
Appointees of the Diocese of Bath and Wells
Rev Tim Langdon
Rev Simon Robinson (resigned 21/3/18)
Mr Paul Rushforth (CEO)
Mrs Kathryn Tucker
Mrs Elizabeth White
Barbara O'Keefe (COO & Clerk to the Board of Trustees)
Mrs Martina Forster (Chair)
Mr Geoff Lloyd
Mr Iestin Milton-Jenkins
Mrs Debbie Shelley
Mr Sean Walsh (resigned 06/17)
MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD
Paul Rushforth (CEO)
Barbara O'Keefe (COO)
All Trustees have declared their business interests and these are recorded on the Trust’s Register of Business Interests. At Trustees’ meetings, if a potential conflict of interest arises, the relevant Trustee withdraws from the discussion.