TRUSTEES, MEMBERS AND SOME KEY STAFF

Berkeley Academy is the founding Primary School of 'Advantage Multi Academy Trust (ADMAT). 

The Governing Board of Berkeley Academy is Advantage Multi-Academy Trust.  The Senior Executive Officer is Kevin Prunty, who is the Accounting Officer for the Trust.

The trustees (who are also known as the Governors or the Directors) have a duty to ensure that the academy school is efficiently run and that the children are given the best possible education.

The trustees have many and varied duties such as establishing the vision, values, and priorities. agreeing the school budget, employing staff, monitoring the performance of staff and pupils, ensuring a high quality of education is provided and ensuring that the school is a safe and happy place to be.

System Leadership

From the outset, ADMAT has intended to take on other schools needing support and who will join the trust. ADMAT remains committed to improving life chances for young people living in areas of high deprivation and will continue to look for opportunities to support schools as they arise.

ADMAT is approved to sponsor other schools.

Constitution

The Multi Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company’s memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the Multi Academy Trust (see links below).

The Trustees of Advantage Multi Academy Trust Limited are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law.

The Charitable Company is known as Advantage Multi Academy.  It is also known as ADMAT.

Trustees Appointments and Current Terms 

NAME

APPOINTMENT TERM ENDS

Philip Linton Dobison (CHAIR)

Appointed by Members 18 April 2026

Veronique Gerber (VICE CHAIR)

Appointed by Members

30 November 2025

Peter Stumpf

Appointed by Members

30 November 2025

Oscar Johnson (NEW)

Appointed by foundation/Trust 18.04.2024

18 April 2028

Mudassir Muhammad Sarwar

Appointed by foundation/Trust

27 July 2027

Mahavir Velji Ladva (NEW)

Appointed by foundation/Trust 18.04.2024

18 April 2028

NOTE: Kevin Prunty, as Senior Executive Officer, currently declines the invitation of Trustees to join the MATB. 

Contemporary Trustee and Member details may always be found through this LINK

FORMER TRUSTEES (2023-24)

Barbara Andrea Lodge

Appointed by Trust board

Resigned 17 April 2024

Jonathan Michael Rose

Appointed by Trust board

Resigned 17 April 2024

 

The Register of Interests of Trustees (Current)

Trustee’s name

Name of business/ charity / educational institute

Name of interest / interest began

Date of Appointment & Appointed by:

Philip Dobison

N/A (Retired)

 

01 12 2017

By members

Veronique Gerber

N/A (Retired)

 

01 12 2017

By members

Peter Stumpf

 

Cranford Community College

 

 

Berkeley Pre School

 

Employee 01 12 2017

 

 

Committee Member 01 12 2017

01 12 2017

By members

Mudassir Sarwar

Cranford Community College

Employee 27 03 2019

27 03 2019

By MATB

Oscar Johnson

Cranford Community College

Employee 18 04 2024

18 04 2024

By MATB

Mahavir Velji Ladva (New)

Cranford Community College

Employee 18 04 2024

18 04 2024

By MATB

The Multi-Academy Trust will also oversee any local governing bodies (LGBs). LGBs are purely advisory and have no voting rights or delegated authority.

NOTE: INFORMATION REGARDING MEMBERS IS FOUND FURTHER BELOW

The Academy Trust Handbook states trusts must notify DfE of changes to their governance information within 14 calendar days of the change, through the governance section of the Get information about schools (GIAS) register, accessed via DfE Sign-in. This requirement includes providing direct contact details for all governance roles.

New chairs of trustees may also need to complete a suitability check

The Organisational Structure of the Multi-Academy Trust

The Multi-Academy Trust and the Chief Executive Officer, who is the Accounting Officer, work in partnership on the strategic running of the trust.

The Multi Academy Trust operates strategically and holds the Chief Executive to account for the running of the academy and its related functions.

At least annually, the Trust comprehensively, and formally reviews the thresholds of responsibility and delegation between the Academy Trust, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer, The Chief Finance Officer, the Headteachers and other key management personnel. 

The Chief Executive Officer oversees the running of Berkeley Academy, the founding school in Advantage Multi Academy Trust. 

The Headteacher (and her delegates) is (are) responsible for all operational matters and the day to day running of the academy with the Chief Executive/Multi Academy Trust acting as ‘critical friends’ and appraising the Headteacher’s performance annually.

The Chief Executive is responsible for policy and decision making in so far as it has not been made by the trust and is accountable to / reports to the Chair and the trust board. 

Normally, there is an annual / biennial cycle of appraisal linked to performance pay for all staff, except the Chief Executive whose performance is rated but whose pay is currently frozen by mutual agreement and hence not currently subject to performance progression.

The Multi Academy Trust, supported by the Chief Executive, has responsibility for monitoring its own performance and for its own training. It reports through the Annual General Meeting and is subject to scrutiny by the regulators, including external auditors.

The trust is experienced and has well established protocols for the operation of the Multi Academy Trust, a clear structure, written terms of reference and a regular cycle of meetings and activities.

In 2023-24, the Multi Academy Trust is organised as follows (subject to updating):

  • Full Academy Trust (Chair: Mr. Philip Dobison, PDO)
  • Regular meetings between the Chair and the Chief Executive / Accounting Officer (PDO/KPR)
  • Finance, Monitoring, Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee (PDO, PST, MLA, MSA)
  • Safeguarding, Wellbeing & Health and Safety Committee (PDO, PST, VGE, OJO)
  • Pay and Performance Management Committee (PDO/VGE, plus Review Trustee if required)
  • Pupil Discipline Committee (Any eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Staff Dismissal Committee (Any eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Appeals and Complaints Committee (Any eligible and trained governors, Chair varies)
  • Collaboration Committee - 2 Trustees (voting) and the Accounting Officer (non-voting). Chair rotates 6 monthly with other organisation(s) (PDO/VGE)
  • Admissions Panel (PDO/PST)

 

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL SCRUTINY & ACCOUNTABILITY

The Multi Academy Trust is subject to external review, scrutiny, and validation through a variety of inspections and audits by a range of agencies including Auditors, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the Health and Safety Executive etc., and reports by these agencies are shared with the Academy Trust and published. 

The Academy (Chief Executive/Multi Academy Trust) also undertakes a variety of evaluations and satisfaction surveys and monitors key performance indicators. 

The Multi Academy Trust benchmarks and improves its performance through involvement and leadership of networks of schools and school improvement partnerships.

The MATB ​has elected to remove all non-statutory references to school inspections whilst calling for a review of the national system.

The Chief Executive and his nominees normally report to the Multi Academy Trust regularly through Full Multi Academy Trust meetings and committees and meets and communicates regularly with the Chair between Multi Academy Trust meetings on average fortnightly in term time for monitoring of academy performance by the Chair.

The Multi Academy Trust is kept involved through scrutiny of data and benchmarking information, publications, the academy website and its associated social media, through focussed visits and inspections and through invitations to / attendance events, activities, and trustee training.

The Multi Academy Trust monitors the performance of the academy through a variety of means including through its committee and meeting structure, through probing and questioning, through involvement with the academy and through activities such as regular Health and Safety inspections and data monitoring.

The multi academy trust board has authorised the Chair, when she deems it necessary, to use her powers to deal with urgent needs, reporting any significant use to the Academy Trust as appropriate afterwards through the agenda.

The Chief Executive Officer, Headteacher and Multi Academy Trust report to parents, pupils, and the community through a variety of means including the academy website, reports, letters and magazines, assemblies, the academy’s Virtual Leaning Environment, etc.

The Multi Academy Trust agrees the broad staffing structure at least annually but delegates to the Chief Executive Officer the flexibility to take opportunities for improvement as they arise or when needs change over the year.

The board also agrees any legal agreements which could be used for any related party transactions and larger contracts such as ground maintenance.

COMMITEES & PANELS

The quorum for most committees must be three, two of whom must be trustees, but a committee can involve non-Trustees.

MAIN COMMITTEES

  • Finance, Monitoring, Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee: The committee must have at least three members. The majority (i.e., at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee.
  • Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Health & Safety Committee: The committee must have at least three members. The majority (i.e., at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee.

AD HOC COMMITTEES

  • Pupil Discipline (Ad Hoc): The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e., at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff trustees are eligible, but the Headteacher is ineligible to serve on this panel.
  • Staff Dismissal (Ad Hoc): The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e., at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee. The Headteacher is ineligible.
  • Appeals & Complaints (Ad Hoc): The committee must normally have at least three members. The majority (i.e., at least 2) must be Trustees. Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee. The Headteacher is ineligible.
  • Admissions Panel (Ad Hoc): This panel (Any 2 trustees meets to review compliance with the Admissions Policy and Admissions Code of Practice for in-year admissions and the filling of vacancies from the waiting list). Staff Trustees are eligible to serve on this committee. 
  • Pay & Performance Management: This committee needs two non-staff Trustees, and, for the Headteacher’s Performance Management, a non-staff review Trustee. Committee members must be objective, independent and transparent. Staff Trustees are not eligible to serve on this committee.
  • Collaboration Committee (Ad Hoc): The organisation of the committee pertaining to the collaboration with other organisations would be set out HERE if any exist currently (None)​
  • Nominated Trustees (Ad Hoc): The chair is routinely delegated authority to make time sensitive decisions on behalf of the academy where necessary, reporting afterwards to the full ATB. Any trustee may be nominated to a delegated task by the full ATB (e.g. Workload and wellbeing trustee, environment and climate trustee, oversight of a capital project, oversight of a procurement process, Equalities and Sexual Harassment Trustee, etc.

IMPROVEMENT & RESILIENCE THROUGH MODERNISATION & TECHNOLOGY

Some alternative arrangements operated in recent years to maximise Covid safety including absorbing the work of most committees into the full ATB where appropriate, minimising face to face meetings, using videoconferencing and incorporating electronic meetings and decisions, using communications technologies where face to face meetings have not been possible.

 

DATES OF 2023/24 MEETINGS 

FULL MATB MEETINGS

Meeting 1: Thursday 19 October 2023 (e-meeting only during OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2023): COMPLETED

and to be held at 4:30pm on these dates:

Meeting 2: Thursday 07 December 2023 (Live / e-meeting after AGM): COMPLETED

Meeting 3:  CHANGED DATE Thursday 18 APRIL 2024 (Live / e-meeting): COMPLETED

Meeting 4: NEW DATE Thursday 26 JUNE 2024 (Live / e-meeting)

FULL MATB MEETING ATTENDANCE 2023-24

 

e- MEETING 1

MEETING 2

MEETING 3

MEETING 4

PHILIP DOBISON

PRESENT

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

VERONIQUE GERBER

PRESENT

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

MUDASSIR SARWAR

PRESENT

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

PETER STUMPF

PRESENT

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

OSCAR JOHNSON

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

ELIGIBLE

MAHAVIR LADVA

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

ELIGIBLE

JONATHAN (MICHAEL) ROSE

PRESENT

APOLOGIES

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

BARBARA LODGE

PRESENT

APOLOGIES

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

 

COMMITEE DATES

Finance, Monitoring, Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee: to be held at 2:30pm on these dates:

Wednesday 22 November 2023:  COMPLETED

Wednesday 13 March 2024: COMPLETED

Wednesday 19 June 2024:

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE

 

MEETING 1

MEETING 2

MEETING 3

PHILIP DOBISON

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

PETER STUMPF

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

MAHVIR LADVA

NOT ELIGIBLE

NOT ELIGIBLE

ELIGIBLE

MUDASSIR SARWAR

PRESENT

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

 

Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Health & Safety Committee:  to be held at 2:30pm on these dates:

Wednesday 06 March 2024: COMPLETED

Wednesday 12 June 2024:

MEETING ATTENDANCE

 

MEETING 1

MEETING 2

PHILIP DOBISON

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

PETER STUMPF

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

OSCAR JOHNSON

NOT ELIGIBLE

ELIGIBLE

VERONIQUE GERBER

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

 

Pay and Performance Management Committee: to be held at 2:30pm on these dates:

Wednesday 27 March 2024: COMPLETED

Wednesday 06 June 2024:

MEETING ATTENDANCE

 

MEETING 1

MEETING 2

PHILIP DOBISON

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

VERONIQUE GERBER

PRESENT

ELIGIBLE

REVIEW GOVERNOR

NOT REQUIRED

ELIGIBLE

The quorum for most committees must be three, two of whom must be trustees, but some committees can involve non-Trustees.

 

MEMBERS

NAME

APPOINTED BY

FROM

Bhopinder Singh

Original (signatory) members

1 December 2017

Daanish Saeed

Appointed by academy members

1 February 2023

Nicola Marie Taylor

Appointed by academy members

1 September 2020

Philip Dobison

Original (signatory) members

1 December 2017

Roger Owen

Original (signatory) members

1 December 2017

The contemporary list of members may always be found by CLICKING HERE

 

The Register of Interests (Members)

Member’s name

Name of business/ charity / educational institute

Name of interest / interest began

Date of Appointment by members

Bhopinder Singh Nagra*

HRS Group

01 12 2017

01 12 2017

Daanish Saeed*

London Borough of Hounslow

 

West Thames College

Councillor / 4 October 2012

 

Employee / 1 September 2018

Resigned 9 November 2022

 

Nicola Taylor*

Pay UK (Finance and Banking)

Cranford Community College

Employee / 01 09 2020

Member / 01 09 2020

01 09 2020

Philip Linton Dobison*

N/A (Retired)

N/A

01 12 2017

Roger Owen*

Retired

Member (Cranford Community College)

N/A

01 12 2017

* Attended AGN in person or by proxy

 

ADMAT Company Secretary / Clerk / Trust Training and Development

  • The Chair of the ATB can be contacted using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website
  • Complaints and Compliments should be sent using the drop down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website

 

Company Name

Advantage Multi Academy Trust

Company registered number

10969334

The certificate of incorporation can be found here

Principal and registered office

Helsinki Centre

Berkeley Academy

Cranford Lane

Hounslow

TW5 9HQ

ADMAT has been established under these articles of associationmemorandum of associationmaster funding agreement, and supplementary funding agreement. The land and premises are operated under a 125 year lease.

Data ControllerMaria Bramhall, who can be contacted using the drop-down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website.

Data Protection Officer: Ms Preeti Panesar, who can be contacted using the drop-down menu of the 'CONTACT US' tab on this website.

 

SOME KEY STAFF

(Note: 'Key Management Personnel' with names in bold)

School Improvement, Strategic and System Leadership

EXECUTIVE LEADERS

Kevin Prunty (KPR) – Chief Executive of ADMAT and Accounting Officer (Non-Teacher) is the Senior Executive Officer of the Trust. 

Accounting Officer Register of Interests

Accounting Officer / CEO

Name of business/ charity / educational institute

Name of interest

Date interest began

KEVIN PRUNTY (KPR)

ADMAT (Berkeley Academy)

 

Cranford Community College (Academy)

 

Berkeley Pre-School

 

Hounslow's Promise

Employee

 

Employee

 

Employee

 

Former Trustee

1 December 2017

 

1 December 2017

 

1 May 2022

 

7 May 2019

The complete, current staffing structure is set out on another page of this website, to access it please click HERE

 

Academic Leadership

(All with NO registered interests) 

PREETI PANESAR (PPR)

HEADTEACHER 

OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS (Intent, Acceleration of Progress), QUALITY OF EDUCATION (Implementation, Impact and Consistency), Academic Curriculum,  Assessment and Progress. English and Mathematics*. Extra-Curricular. Workload Reduction Champion*. Data Protection Officer*

Lydia Gamlen (LGN)

EYFS and KS1 Coordinator

Suzanne Prosser (SPR)

KS2 Coordinator

Nida Malik (NMK)

History and Geography Coordinator

Valerie Bathore (VBE)

Languages Coordinator / Inclusion Development Lead

Hannah McFerran (HMN) 

PSHCE / SRE+ Coordinator

Dinnie Heroe (DHE)

SENDCo+, CP & PREVENT, VULNERABLE CHILDREN & GROUPS, RE Coordinator

Madhuri Tank (MTK)

Computing & ICT Coordinator (Homayon Zeary - ICT strategy)

Shea Yarrall (SYL)

Performing Arts Coordinator

Magdalena Musanovic (MMC)

ADT Coordinator

Donna Maddison (DMN)

PE & GAMES Coordinator (Sports Coach, Javell Clement-Bryan)

Aelaha Ahmad (AAD) 

FIRST STORY / LEFT TO WRITE Coordinator

Seema SALEEM (SSM)

CPD+ Coordinator: INSET days, Induction, Probations and Training Lead, including ECT, SD and KS Oversight. First Aid, NPQs and HLTA qualifications. Turing Programme

Simran Sandhu (SSU)

Science Coordinator

 

Pastoral / Inclusion Leadership

JENNIE LEWIS (JLS) 

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

(Pastoral Curriculum and Community)

SENDCo+

DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING AND EQUALITIES LEAD (DSL).

Quality of Education (Intent and Challenge).

EYFS.

Personal Development and Progress. 

Environment and Climate Champion*. Health and Wellbeing* / Mental Health Champion*.

PASTORAL Register of Interests

 

Name of business/ charity / educational institute

Name of interest

Date interest began

JENNIE LEWIS (JLS)

Deputy Headteacher

Cranford Community College (Academy)

Berkeley Pre-School

Trustee

Committee Member (Chair)

14 December 2017

14 December 2017

Anna Perszewska (APA)

(EAL / T-Levels Placements Coordinator)

 

Berkeley Pre-School

 

Committee Member 

 

14 December 2017

(OTHERS with NO registered interests) 

Chris Bussien

Behaviour and Attitude to Learning Coordinator / Year 3 Progress Acceleration. SMSA Oversight and Training

 

Academy Financial & Assets Leadership

 

FINANCE Register of Interests (Up to date)

 

Name of business/ charity / educational institute

Name of interest

Date interest began

Magda Gladysz

(MGL)

Chief Finance Officer 

Cranford Community College (Academy)

Employee

01 October 2021

Ami Kaur (AKR)

School Business Manager

None

N/A

N/A

 

Academy Logistics Management

Georgina Mahi - Logistics / SIMS / HR / Attendance and Admissions Officer (No declared interests / On maternity leave)

 

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