Oak Lodge School, Barnet: Barnet Special Education Trust

Barnet Special Education Trust

Oak Lodge School is a converter special academy managed by Barnet Special Education Trust. Companies House holds and publishes certain information about the Trust and its officers. Available on this link. This is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), currently with one open special academy, Oak Lodge School. A second, The Windmill School, is a special free school approved by the DfE in the 'pre-opening' stage. A site is currently being sought for this project.

Structure

Members:
The three founder members established Barnet Special Education Trust as a company limited by guarantee. The members meet annually and at other times as required with a role to ensure the Trust fulfils its founding principles and to receive the company’s annual report and accounts. They also have responsibility for the appointment of trustees.

Members

Appointed

Stepped Down

Relevant business or pecuniary interests

Judith Charlesworth (Chair)
Founder Member

March 2016

 

Education Consultant

Anne Etherington
Founder Member

March 2016

 

Education Consultant
Desirée Lodge-Patch
Founder Member
March 2016   Retired Principal, Woodfield Special Academy, Brent; Company Secretary, LP Construction London Ltd; Trustee, The Avenue Free School

Steve Palmer

July 2019

 

Communications Manager, Social Care Institute of Excellence.

Trustees:
The Board of Trustees steer the strategic aims of the Trust.  They appoint the Chair and community governors of each Local Governing Body, whilst ensuring the election of staff and parent representation for each to keep a general overview of the work of the Trust and its schools.  They hold the Executive Headteacher to account and be accountable in turn to the Members, DfE and ESFA for results, finances and management.

Trustees

Appointed

Stepped Down

Relevant business or pecuniary interests

Judith Charlesworth (Chair)

March 2016

 

Education Consultant

Lynda Walker (Accouning Officer)

November 2016

 

Headteacher, Oak Lodge School
Janet Dobney November 2016   Retired SENCO and Manager of Specialist Autism Resource Provision, Broadfields School, Edgware
Siobhan Fairclough July 2019   Retired Police Officer, Safeguarding Consultant
Julie George November 2016 July 2019 Senior Personnel Manager; J D Wetherspoon’s
Anthony Fenton November 2016  

Retired Finance Director; MediaCom UK, ZenithOptimedia UK, Goodstuff Communications.

Steve Palmer November 2016 July 2019 Communications Manager, Social Care Institute of Excellence.
Dr. Laura Crane July 2018   Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director, Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education.
Richard Weisfeld July 2019   Financial Consultant
Val White July 2018  

Retired senior local government officer.

Local Governing Bodies:
The Trustees establish a Local Governing Body (LGB) for each school in the MAT. A scheme of delegation will afford each member school control of internal budgets, following agreement with Trustees as to the level of commitment to centrally shared resources. The LGB reports to the Trustees and takes a strategic role in the governance of their school to hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account in respect of safety and wellbeing, educational standards and achievement of agreed plans and objectives. Click here for Oak Lodge Local Governing Body

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