Consultation to Admissions within our Primary Sector


Our role, as Trustees

Is to ensure that the high expectations and standards of our Academies are maintained.  We achieve this by acting as a “critical friend” and providing appropriate challenge and support to the Principals, Associate Principals and their staff.   We are responsible for overseeing leadership, setting targets for school improvement, monitoring progress and improved outcomes for pupils, assisting in the development of strategy, setting and agreeing budgets and priorities for spending, providing a safe and secure environment in which pupils can flourish and ensuring current legislation is embedded in our day to day activities.

The full Board of Trustees meets at least termly, as do the Audit & Risk Management, Finance & Resources, Remuneration & Nominations, Education Strategy & Standards  and Health & Safety Committees.  All Trustees undergo a DBS check on appointment and receive training throughout their term of office to enable them to undertake their roles effectively.

A full list of Trustees is shown below.

I hope enjoy your journey through our website and if you wish to learn more about our work please use the contact us page.

Yours sincerely,

Caroline Sard
Chair of Trustees


Mrs C Sard. Chair of Trustees
Chair of Education Committee.  Chair of Ambers Group Ltd. Previously a legal executive for a London firm of solicitors for 10 years. Now employed as a higher level teaching assistant at a local selective secondary school.

Mr R Smith. Vice Chair of Trustees
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and finance expertise – qualified Inspector of Taxes, specialising in Corporation Tax. Chair of Health and Safety Committee.  Moved into management in 2010 and currently leads a compliance team dealing with enquiries into VAT, PAYE, income and corporation taxes. Local Councillor for 15 years, profile includes vice chair of the LA, chair of the Education and Life- long Learning Scrutiny Review Panel, education portfolio and Leader of the Council.

Mrs M Bramford. Trustee
Began career in retail, moved on to public service and returned to retail before giving up work to be a full-time mum. Ran her own B&B business and is now a special needs escort for Bournemouth Borough Council.

Mrs B Catling. Trustee
Chair of Personnel Committee.  A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, working in local government HR setting since 1996. School governor since 1999, with experience in both primary and secondary phases.

Mrs P Marchiori, RSA Dip TEFLA. Trustee
Retired Academic principal for a local language school, currently working for Cambridge ESOL as an inspector. Member of the Schools’ Forum and the Admissions’ Forum representing the catholic Diocese of Portsmouth. Co-opted member of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Panel. Previous Chair of Trustees.

Mrs Louise Parker. Trustee
Chair of Finance and Resources Committee. Has worked in financial services since 1994. Previously a Market Research Manager for a large Financial Services organisation. Now a self-employed bookkeeper and mortgage administrator. Louise is also a Member of the Audit Committee.

Ms Ros Scammell. Trustee
Details of this Trustee are being updated and will be available shortly.

Record of meetings:

Trust Board Committee Membership 2021


2020-21 Meeting Attendance Members

2020-21 Meeting Attendance Trustees

Trust Board Committee Membership – 2020


2018-19 Meeting Attendance – Members

2018-19 Meeting Attendance -Trustees

Trust Board Committee Membership – 2019