Our governance

Our Board of Trustees
Being a standalone academy trust, Longdean School has a board of trustees, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the trust, holding senior school leadership to account and overseeing the trust’s financial performance.

The trustee role in an academy is similar to that of a school governor. The trust board is made up of parents/carers, school staff and members of the community. Members constitute the top governance tier of an academy. They have limited powers and a largely hidden role in terms of running the trust but have an important function in providing oversight of governance arrangements. Members receive and adopt the annual report and accounts from the board of trustees. 

Acting chair of Longdean’s Board of Trustees is Charles Barling, and the board consists of four committees:

  • Business, Finance & Premises – chaired by Claire Rumble
  • Personnel, pastoral and teaching – chaired by Mandi Tattershall
  • School development – chaired by Richard Venn
  • Graduation and referral – chaired by Claire Rumble

For more details on who our board of trustees are, their roles, terms of office, committee membership, and declaration of financial and business interests, click here

Attendance at board and committee meetings
For details of members’ attendance at board and committee meetings this academic year, click here.

Next meeting dates for the Board of Trustees
25-Apr-22 6.00pm Trustee Business, Finance & Premises
16-May-22 6.00pm Trustee School Development Committee
23-May-22 6.00pm Full Trust Board Meeting  
13-Jun-22 6.00pm Trustee Personnel, Pastoral & Teaching 
20-Jun-22 6.00pm Trustee Business, Finance & Premises 
04-Jul-22 6.00pm Trustee Business, Finance & Premises
11-Jul-22 6.00pm Trustee Business, Finance & Premises  
11-Jul-22 6.00pm Trustee School Development Committee 
18-Jul-22 6.00pm Full Trust Board Meeting

Becoming a school trustee
If you are interested in becoming a trustee and playing a part in the governance and future of Longdean, call us on 01442 217277 or email admin@longdean.herts.sch.uk for more details.