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 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).  Details of the responsibilities delegated to here.

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.