Manshead CE Academy is part of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust (DSAMAT).

DSAMAT was founded by the Diocese of St Albans, and is a Trust working with schools across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.  The DSAMAT community has a strong commitment to a shared mission.

This is underpinned by our shared values:

Enabling all to flourish: Rooted in God’s Love

Hope, nurture, collaboration, equality, respect

Our Trust is governed by a range of bodies. Members have strategic oversight for the work of the Trust, include representatives from the Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Board of Education and reflect the range of skills required to oversee an Academy Trust.  Directors of the Trust are appointed by the Members and are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Trust.  The academies are accountable to the Directors who make strategic decisions impacting them.

Regional Hub Boards and Governing Bodies

Individual academies are governed at a local level either by their own Local Governing Board (LGB), or by a Regional Hub Board (RHB).  RHBs govern a number of academies within a geographical footprint.  RHBs and LGBs have the same level of delegated responsibility from the Directors.

Currently, Manshead C of E Academy has its own LGB.  The Eastern RHB is responsible for Roxton, Caldecote and Churchfield Academies.  Our Western RHB is responsible for Totternhoe, Kensworth and Thomas Whitehead Academies.

For more information about the Trust, including our shared policies, procedures and contact information, please visit:

To contact Ali Brabner, Chair of the Local Governing Board, please email or write to  Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust, c/o Manshead CE Academy, Dunstable Road, Caddington, Luton, LU1 4BB.  Tel: 01525 840183

MembersAli Brabner -
Mike Bailey -
Vice Chair
Gill ShortSue HowleyRich HaddockTonie Laurance TaborTracey KingMr McBurnie
Trust GovernorTrusteeCommunity GovernorCo Opted GovernorParent GovernorParent GovernorParent GovernorHeadteacherStaff GovernorStaff Governor
Term of office01/09/201901/09/201901/09/201901/09/201901/09/201901/09/201901/09/201901/09/2019

Governance Structure

DSAMAT Terms of Reference Finance and Operations Committee

DSAMAT Terms of Reference Pay & Performance Committee