Brentwood Academies Trust (BAT) based in Brentwood, whose head office is based
in St Martin’s School, seeks three new non-executive directors for its trust board.
Board meetings are held in a rotation between the three trust schools. This unpaid
voluntary role will provide the successful applicants with an excellent opportunity
to develop professionally as well as give something back to the wider community.
About the Trust
BAT is a multi-academy trust (MAT) based in Essex. The trust was formed on 1 July 2014
and is currently comprised of one average sized primary school whose roll is rising;
Larchwood Primary School and two larger than average secondary schools; St Martin’s
School which is the sponsor school and Chase High School. Larchwood Primary School
and St Martin’s School have been judged to be outstanding by OfSTED. Chase High School
has yet to be inspected but the predecessor school was judged inadequate in 2014.
Trust Ethos and Values
The main aims of the trust are:
• Ensuring that every child enjoys a high quality education in terms of
resourcing, teaching and learning, curriculum provision and assessment.
• Raising the standard of educational achievement to ensure high levels of
progress and attainment for all pupils.
Your Role as a Director
The Board meets five times a year and your role will be to hold the individual schools
to account for their educational performance and their financial probity. The term of
office is four years.
Further detailed particulars are on the trust’s website:
Closing date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
If you are interested in the voluntary role, please submit a CV to Mrs E Varty at
the trust. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust will ensure that all staff, job applicants, and students seeking admission
to the school do not suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex,
race, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, and are
not disadvantaged by any other condition or requirement which cannot be shown
to be justifiable.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding our students against radicalisation and
extremism and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.