DSAMAT is a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust. Members are appointed by the Diocese’s Umbrella Trust, the Diocese of St Albans Educational Trust, an appointing body that recruits and appoints Members to Church of England Academies in the Diocese.
Members have strategic oversight for the work of the Trust, include representatives from the Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Board of Education and reflect the range of skills required to oversee an Academy Trust.
Trustees, also known as Directors, of the Trust are appointed by the Members and are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Trust. The academy schools are accountable to the Directors who make strategic decisions impacting them.
Board of Directors Committees
The Board of Directors has established the following committees:
Details of Members and Directors are available on the drop down menu.
Regional Hub Boards and Governing Bodies
Individual academies are governed at a local level either by their own Local Governing Body (LGB), or by a Regional Hub Board (RHB). RHBs govern a number of academies within a geographical footprint. RHBs and LGBs have the same level of delegated responsibility from the Directors. Currently, Manshead C of E Academy has its own LGB. The Eastern RHB is responsible for Roxton, Caldecote and Churchfield Academies. Our Western RHB is responsible for Totternhoe, Kensworth and Thomas Whitehead Academies.
Good governance is vital to ensure that schools evolve and continuously improve to provide the very best, holistic education to their pupils. Schools and Trusts depend on volunteers to support leadership in schools. If you are dedicated to improving educational outcomes for children, so that they have happy, fulfilling and successful lives, please do consider offering your time and skills to our Trust. We have a strong, shared ethos and work as a team in our schools to provide the support, challenge and monitoring that are needed for self-improvement.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss governance in our Trust, whether you are keen to work with one of our schools on a Local Governing Board, a member in our Regional Hub Boards, or work at a strategic, estate wide level with the Directors of our Trust. We are always keen to hear from people who share our founding ethos, particularly if you have experience in;
If you have the skills, passion and drive for a governance role, please do call us to discuss the time commitments and support we can offer you. Our children get one chance to have the best education they can, so if you can help us provide the support and challenge our heads deserve, our Trust Secretary would love to hear from you on 01525 840183.