Brightwells Academy Trust is supported by The London Diocesan Board of Schools (LDBS) as part of its wider mission to support all communities.
LDBS was founded in 1836 by The Church of England to support education and serve local communities in London.
However in recent years the LDBS has implemented radical and innovative schemes for academies and multi-academy trusts involving non-faith schools in an effort to go back to its roots and serve the wider community.
This is one such case. All three schools will continue to retaintheir non-faith community school status. The LDBS supports our MAT using its years of expertise in education and, more recently, academy conversions, as well as its extensive services, some of which we already use.
The non-faith status of the three schools as community schools is enshrined in the MAT’s contract with The Secretary of State (called a Funding Agreement).
Under the Articles of Association of the MAT, the LDBS takes one out of nine of the Director posts.
On the Board of Members, LDBS is entitled to hold a maximum of two out of the five positions. It currently takes up one post with a further LDBS employee serving as an Independent Member.