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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
  • Julie D'Abreu

    Member

    Julie is a Headteacher with extensive leadership experience in the primary mainstream education sector where she continues to lead a highly successful inner-city Nursery & Primary school. More recently, Julie was commissioned by a Local Authority to lead a local school moving into an Interim Executive Headteacher position over both schools.

    Julie is currently studying for the National Professional Qualification of Executive Leaders (NPQEL)

  • Stephen Foster

    Member

    Stephen has substantial experience as a school senior leader.  From 1982 to 2015 he was Headteacher of St. Columba’s Catholic Boys School; St. Bonaventure’s Catholic School where his inspirational leadership was acknowledged by Ofsted inspectors; and The Bridge Academy. In addition, Stephen also served as Executive Principal of Randal Cremer Primary School between 2014 and 2015.

    Stephen has also served as a London Leader of Education from 2008 to 2010 and from 2015, Stephen has been self-employed working as a consultant with a wide range and diverse group of schools to support senior leaders.

  • Ellen Kemp

    Member

    Ellen is a very experienced Governor of over 25 years standing and is involved in Governor training for new Governors in Newham.  Ellen has been a member of the Chelmsford Dioceses Educational Trust. 

    Ellen serves as a member of Newham SACRE and was a Governor of the Boleyn Federation for 12 years and the Chair of Governors of a neighbouring school. Currently, Ellen serves as Chair of Governors of Monega Primary School, A Boleyn Trust School.

  • 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 as well as representing the Buddhist community on Newham’s SACRE Board which supports the way RE is taught in schools. Mangala is a frequent faith visitor to schools leading assemblies and hosts visits for schools to visit his temple.