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 Rosemary Hadfield (until 18th June 2018)*

Mrs Rachel Hatfield

Co-opted (by Trustees):

Mr Michael Bruce

Mr Darren Franklin

Mrs Rachel Gauke

Dr Malcolm Green 

Mrs Louise Soden

Executive Head:

Dr Josephine Valentine



  • 09:27 - 10/07/2018 64% of Primary children met expected standards in Reading writing and maths this year compared to 61% last year. Reflects the quality of teaching and leadership in primary sector.
  • 05:20 - 10/07/2018 One of the best MAT development sessions we’ve ever run with the Danes Educational Trust last Friday. What a positive, self-challenging, thoughtful and passionate group of senior leaders. Looking ahead to how their trust can prepare students for a fast-changing world.
  • 05:11 - 10/07/2018 The end of year newsletter is now available to read on the website . Thank you to everyone who has helped make the year such a success!
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