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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.

  • Julie D'Abreu

    Member
  • Stephen Foster

    Member
  • Ellen Kemp

    Member
  • The Venerable Mangala

    Member
  • Lisa Daramola

    Member
  • Julie D'Abreu

    Member

    Julie is a long serving Primary Headteacher in Haringey and local leader of education supporting vulnerable schools. Julie is a Headteacher with extensive leadership experience in the primary education sector. She leads a highly successful inner-city Nursery & Primary school. Julie has worked closely with Haringey Local Authority to support schools in challenging circumstances. Julie has experience of Executive Headteacher roles over multiple schools. Julie was recently awarded the National Professional Qualification of Executive Leaders (NPQEL).

  • Stephen Foster

    Member

    Stephen is currently an Education Consultant serving Newham, Richmond, and Wandsworth Local Authorities. Before this, Stephen had a distinguished career serving in Secondary Headship roles at The Bridge Academy (Hackney) and St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Academy (Newham) with both academies judged to be outstanding. In addition, Stephen also served as Executive Principal of Randal Cremer Primary School (2014 – 2015). Stephen has been a London Leader of Education (2008 – 2015). Since 2015, Stephen has been working as a consultant supporting a wide range of school’s senior leaders.

  • Ellen Kemp

    Member

    Ellen is retired, yet still serves as the Parish Safeguarding Officer at St Mark’s Forest Gate and is a Trustee of the Chelmsford Diocese Education Trust. Ellen is a very experienced Governor of over 25 years standing and delivers Governor training for new Governors in Newham. Ellen has been a member of the Chelmsford Dioceses Educational Trust and works closely with education advisors within the Diocese. Ellen serves as a member of Newham SACRE and supports local governing bodies to ensure they offer challenge and support to school leaders.

  • The Venerable Mangala

    Member

    The Venerable Mangala is the Chief Buddhist Monk at the East London Buddhist Cultural Centre. He studied at Colombo University and graduated with a BA in Religious Studies before entering the Buddhist monastery, where he has been a Buddhist monk for over 35 years. The Venerable Mangala is extremely active in the local community working with other faith leaders and communities. He represents the Buddhist community on Newham’s SACRE Board which supports the way RE is taught in academies. Mangala is a frequent faith visitor to schools, leading assemblies, and hosts visits for academies to visit his temple.

  • Lisa Daramola

    Member

    Lisa is currently a Project Manager for Network Rail. Previous to this, Lisa served as a School Business Manager at Primary Schools in Newham and Waltham Forest and has wide experience of finance, HR, Health and Safety and estate management.