The Board of Trustees are responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and development of the Trust, to ensure that it delivers the best possible outcomes for Students. The Board also needs to ensure that the Trust is compliant with the legal and financial requirements, under agreements made with the Department for Education (DfE) and the EFSA.
We also look to recruit Governors for each Local Governing Body Committee. For further information on this role, please contact Mrs A. Jeffries, Clerk to the Board of Trustees.
Sets the strategic direction, by:
Ensuring accountability, by:
Ensuring financial probity, by:
Trustee’s term is four years.
A training and induction programme is provided.
An individual is eligible if:
All Bridge Academy staff, volunteers, Trustees and Governors should recognise and disclose any conflict of interest. A trustee should make a clear distinction between the interests of Bridge Academy Trust and their personal, professional, and business interests. This includes avoiding both actual and perceived conflicts of interest.
Bridge Academy Trust aims to ensure that all conflicts are properly managed or avoided – both financial and non-financial.
All Trustees are required to complete a Declaration of Interests form which is made available to on appointment
An annual Declaration of Interests record is retained by the Clerk to the Board of Trustees for each Trustee.
At the beginning of each meeting, Trustees should declare any private interest which he or she has in an item to be discussed. Not all conflicts can be predicted at the start of the meeting, therefore all trustees must be prepared to make a declaration and withdraw from a discussion during the business of the meeting.
There is an application process. You can request an application form by contacting the Clerk to the Board of Trustees.
You can return the completed form by email to the Clerk to the Board of Trustees: JeffriesA@Bridgeacademytrust.org or by post to: FAO: Mrs A. Jeffries, Clerk to the Board of Trustees, Bridge Academy Trust, C/O Moulsham High School, Brian Close, Chelmsford, CM2 9ES.
For further information on the role of Trustee or Governor, a visit to the school or an information conversation with the Chair of Trustees, please contact Mrs A. Jeffries, Clerk to the Board of Trustees.