The Boleyn Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the trust and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.
These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees; there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governing Body.
The Trust greatly values and supports the work of local Governing Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that excellent local governance can make towards raising standards.
Local Governing Bodies recommend their budgets for approval to the Trust. As well as providing a range of high-quality back-up services including school improvement, ICT, HR, project management, PR and legal advice, the Trust also provides strategic oversight of financial control and strategy through the Main Trust Board Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub Committees.
Meeting minutes are available to the public upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Trust
|Date of Appointment
|Ellen Kemp, MBE
|The Venerable Mangala
The Board of Trustees
|Term of Office
|End of Term of Office
|Clive-Anthony Douglas MBE (Chair)
|John Rolfe MBE
The Trust has “Members” who are best viewed as guardians of the constitution, changing the Articles if necessary and ensuring the charitable object is fulfilled. The Members have overall nominal responsibility for The Academy Trust, but they exercise their functions through the trust board. Each Member guarantees to contribute £10 if the Trust were to become insolvent and be wound up – that is the “guarantee” implied by the term “company limited by guarantee”. The Trust will ordinarily have at least five Members.
Boleyn Trust is led by a board of non-executive trustees plus the Chief Executive. Our non-executive directors are successful and committed professionals chosen for their knowledge of business, law, the creative industries, finance and, of course, education at all levels.
The Trustees are responsible for the general control, management and administration of the trust. The responsibility for the actions of the company is vested in the “Trustees” of the Boleyn Trust (together, referred to as “the Trust Board”), who are the company directors registered with Companies House (they have a similar role to governors in a local authority-maintained school). The Trustees are personally responsible for the actions of the Trust and the Schools and are accountable to the Members, the Secretary of State for Education and to the wider community for the quality of the education received by all pupils of the Schools and for the expenditure of public money. The Trustees are required, as trustees and pursuant to the Funding Agreements, to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of the quality, safety and good practice of the affairs of the Trust.
The Trust Board Sub Committees
|Finance, Audit and Risk Management
Local Governing Bodies
|Clara Grant Primary School
|Cleves Primary School
|Monega Primary School
|New City Primary School
|Ravenscroft Primary School
|Rosetta Primary School
|Shaftesbury Primary School
|Tollgate Primary School
To become a local governor, please check out our Become a Local Governor page here.