The Trust is established in line with Department for Education requirements and consists of 5 Members and 10 Trustees whose names can be found below.

At the bottom of the page, you will find documents pertaining to the work of the Trust Board. Each school within the Trust has their own Local Governing Body (LGB) which reports to the Danes Educational Trust Board of Trustees. Each body has specific Terms of Reference that ensure good governance practice at all levels.

At both Trust Board and LGB level, there are two committees and several other areas of responsibility. Each of these areas and committees has a Lead Trustee or Lead Governor and a Professional Adviser from within the Trust or individual school. 

The diagram below outlines the structure and lines of communication:

Governance Diagram Jan 18

Our members and trustees are a committed and talented group who bring a wealth of experience with which to support the Trust. Many have worked with St Clement Danes for a number of years, supporting it through huge changes, both in terms of the educational landscape and the buildings of the school itself. 

Below you will find further details. Those members and directors marked with an asterisk are also trustees of the Holborn Estate Charity (HEC).

Members of the Danes Educational Trust

HEC appointees:

Mrs Linda Clarkson* (Chair of Members)             

Mr Ray Beaglehole*  

Mrs Rosemary Hadfield*                 

From the Danes Educational Trust Board:

Miss Rosie Faunch

Mrs Kath Unger


The Danes Educational Trust Board - Trustees of the Danes Educational Trust

Member appointees:

Miss Rosie Faunch (Chair of the Danes Educational Trust Board)

Mrs Kath Unger

Mrs Rachel Hatfield

Co-opted (by Trustees):

Mr Nils Blythe

Mr Michael Bruce

Mr Darren Franklin

Mrs Rachel Gauke

Dr Malcolm Green 

Mrs Louise Soden


Dr Josephine Valentine



  • 06:27 - 21/09/2018 Really exciting to see the foundations taking shape!
  • 09:07 - 21/09/2018 Looking forward to celebrating the successes of our current and former students today at Speech Day and hearing the orchestra perform for the first time this year.
  • 07:19 - 14/09/2018 have received our lovely plaque for work on the NPQML qualification and being an accredited partner with the and Making a space on the wall right now to show it off!
  • 07:18 - 14/09/2018 Last chance to apply: Opportunity to join our team as a Curriculum Administrator - a varied role, helping the Faculties provide an outstanding education to our students. To apply:
  • 07:17 - 14/09/2018 The first School Direct twilight meeting for our new trainees, 39 this year across the hub, went down very well. Thank you Mary and Chris for hosting . Best wishes to all our trainees this year.
  • 06:45 - 04/09/2018 Good luck to both our Headteachers, their staff and students as they begin a new school year. Both schools are looking fantastic!
  • 07:06 - 03/09/2018 We can't wait to meet our new Year 7s and Year 12 students tomorrow and the rest of the school on Wednesday. We think they will notice some changes!
  • 07:06 - 03/09/2018 We have had a great day with our new staff team and can't wait to meet our new Year 7 and soon to be Year 8 students over the next couple of days. Let's get term started!