Governance

The SDBE Multi-Academy Trust is sponsored by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust (SDBE MAT) 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.

Much of the work of the Trust Board is delegated to committees; in particular there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governing Body (LGB).  

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. In order to assist this, the Trust provides support to local governing bodies with governor recruitment, selection and training. It ensures that Local Governing Bodies are well trained and supported by the central Trust team.

As well as providing a range of high quality back-up services including School Improvement, HR, Health & Safety, Project Management, and Legal advice, the Trust also provides strategic oversight of financial control and strategy through the Main Trust Board Finance and Audit Sub Committees.

For more information about the operation of our Trust, please visit our Key Information section of the website.

Please see our structure by clicking on the links below:

Our Members

The Members protect the Christian Character, Ethos and Values of the Trust, as well as the Charitable and Educational objectives. They take part in annual and extraordinary general meetings and appoint the Directors to the SDBE MAT Board. 

As our MAT is designed to be an extension of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, the Director of Education for the Board of Education will also act as a Member of the Southwark Diocese Multi-Academy Trust.    This role will play a crucial part in ensuring that the SDBE MAT remains closely aligned with the vision and values of the Southwark Diocese.  

Name Date of Appointment Business and Pecuniary Interests
Rt Revd Jonathan Clark 20/09/16 Bishop of Croydon
Ruth Martin 20/09/16 Southwark Diocesan Board of Finance
The Ven Dr Rosemarie Mallett 01/11/20 Archdeacon

Our Board

The legal powers and responsibilities of Trust are held with the Southwark Diocesan MAT Board who are accountable to the Department for Education and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

As a group, the Board set the overall strategic direction of the Trust. They scrutinise, challenge and support our educational and operational performance data, stability, and emerging risks/opportunities.  Accordingly, the Board delegate certain powers and duties to our Local Governing Bodies. This delegation is explained in our Scheme of Delegation (SoD). The Board comprises some representatives from our schools and has a healthy balance of corporate and educational professionals who are each able to bring different perspectives and ideas to the table.

NAME:

VEN ALISTAIR

CUTTING

ALAN
SAUNDERS

CATHARINA
STIBE-HICKSON

MATT BALL

INI
UDOM

SHARON
MOUGHTIN

MARCUS

COOPER

ROZ

CORDNER

PETER
WYLIE

LUCY FRAME

LIZ
RAYMENT-PICKARD

VACANT

ROLE:

VICE CHAIR TRUST BOARD

CHAIR 
F&R

CHAIR TRUST BOARD

N/A

N/A

VICE CHAIR A&R

CEO

SDBE

DOE

CHAIR

P&S

N/A

CHAIR A&R

N/A

OFFICE

HELD:

Archdeacon

N/A

SDBE

N/A

N/A

SDBE

CEO

SDBE

DOE 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

APT DATE:

01/01/20

21/03/18

20/09/16

01/09/20

04/06/18

08/01/18

01/01/21

01/09/19

21/03/19

30/04/20

21/03/19

N/A

TERM:

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

N/A

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

4 Years

N/A

To download our Board Members Business and Pecuniary Interests, please visit our Information Area

Our Board Committees

 

AUDIT & RISK

NAME ROLE
LIZ RAYMENT PICKARD CHAIR
SHARON MOUGHTIN VICE CHAIR
INI UDOM DIRECTOR
CATHARINA STIBE-HICKSON DIRECTOR
PETER WYLIE DIRECTOR
MARCUS COOPER CEO
JONATHAN STONE DIRECTOR
ALAN SAUNDERS DIRECTOR

 

PERFORMANCE & STANDARDS

NAME ROLE
PETER WYLIE CHAIR
CATHARINA STIBE-HICKSON DIRECTOR
MARCUS COOPER CEO
LIZ RAYMENT PICKARD DIRECTOR
MATT BALL DIRECTOR
LUCY FRAME DIRECTOR

 

FINANCE & RESOURCES

NAME

ROLE
ALAN SAUNDERS CHAIR
CATHARINA STIBE-HICKSON DIRECTOR
PETER WYLIE DIRECTOR
MARCUS COOPER CEO
VEN ALASTAIR CUTTING DIRECTOR
ROZ CORDNER DIRECTOR
 

OUR LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Local Governing Bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability. Governing Bodies have a vital role to play in promoting and protecting the schools Christian Character, driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education. Similar to the role the SDBE MAT Board Members play in the direction of the Trust, Governors play a similar role in their own respective schools.  They are an extension of the SDBMAT Board and are responsible for the day-to-day running of their schools. 

As the SDBE MAT Board is accountable to the Department for Education, we need to have absolute clarity on the role each party plays to ensure we maintain our strong accountability framework.  We achieve this through our Scheme of Delegation.  Protecting our school’s autonomy will underpin our decision making processes and we will assume that all schools have earnt their right to be autonomous.  Where a school is not performing as well as we would expect, some delegated responsibilities may be withdrawn until the school is secure again.  

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS SCHOOL WEBSITE
BEXLEY, ST MICHAEL'S Click Here Click Here
SUTTON, ALL SAINTS ​Click Here ​Click Here
​SURREY, ST MATTHEW'S ​Click Here​ ​Click Here
SURREY, ST STEPHEN'S ​Click Here ​Click Here
LEWISHAM, ST GEORGE'S ​Click Here ​Click Here
LAMBETH, ST LEONARD'S ​Click Here ​Click Here
LAMBETH, CHRIST CHURCH ​Click Here ​Click Here
LAMBETH, ST LUKE'S ​Click Here ​Click Here
LAMBETH, ATS ​Click Here ​Click Here
SOUTHWARK, ST PAUL'S ​Click Here ​Click Here