Funded directly by the government, Academies possess the freedom to govern independently and are accountable to the Secretary of State for Education. To share resources and best practice, many are part of multi-academy trusts – a network of schools under one legal body.
Bobby Moore Academy is part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) - a national network of 34 schools. DRET is non-denominational and does not make any profit from running its schools.
The David Ross Education Trust's Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and Accountabilities Framework can be found on the DRET website. There are also supplemental funding agreements for each individual school in the network, including Bobby Moore Academy.
Like every school in the Trust, Bobby Moore Academy is the legal responsibility of the Trust Board and CEO. This board focuses on financial and strategic operations and delegates responsibilities for support and challenge from each school’s local Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our Academy Scrutiny Committee is comprised as follows:
Our governors are:
Executive Principal: Dr. Lawrence Foley
DRET Appointed Governor: Mr. Wim Bushell (Chair)
DRET Appointed Governor: Mr. Tim Cook
DRET Appointed Governor: Ms. Sanda De Silva
DRET Appointed Governor: Mr. Bob Thornton
Clerk: Ms. Dorothea Schulz