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Management Board


Scheme of Delegation 2016

Jonathan De Sausmarez - Chair of Management Board

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience as a senior leader, with 15 of those years being in the role of Headteacher / Executive Headteacher. In 2011 Jonathan obtained his National Leader of Education status. Jonathan started his career as a music teacher in Merseyside and also worked in Gloucestershire and Hampshire. Areas of professional expertise include the delivery of school improvement, strategic organisational change, curriculum design and leadership.

Jonathan is passionately committed to securing high quality education for all pupils and to developing colleagues through sustained coaching and leadership. School improvement with dignity is very much at the heart of how he works with colleagues. As Regional Director of Education for the South and West region, Jonathan works in close collaboration with Principals and senior colleagues to secure rapid school improvement and the best possible progress for all pupils.

Astrid Broderstad

Astrid Broderstad is a Management Consultant who specialises in the Education Sector and has 15 years of experience in all aspects of school business management. Astrid is qualified in human resource management, accountancy and project management and started her first business in the electronics industry in 1983. Astrid went on to become a Board member for several large companies and has worked with many Education Trusts, academies and schools, responsible for budgets in excess of £10m. She has a proven track record of success in both the private and public sector. Astrid has previously worked as the Business Manager at Broadlands Academy and is Clerk to the Management Board.

Chris Butt

Chris is CEO of Cognisess, a Bath-based company and provider of people analytics software to organisations, combining neuroscience, machine learning data analytics and game-based assessment. Cognisess is democratising human capital – taking the bias out of people processes to make it fairer, more efficient and accurate for candidates, employees and employers to make the right choice. An entrepreneur with senior commercial, marketing and publishing experience in the financial, media and software sectors. He founded the direct marketing agency, TMR, and became publisher and Editor of BusinessAge. Later appointed Commercial Director of global publisher, FoodBev & Head of Publishing for the ONS.

Beverley Perin

Beverley is a member of the Executive Education team at AET full-time as Director of Challenge and Intervention. She previously served as Headteacher and Director of Educational Strategy at Hasmonean High School (Girls). Beverley has also undertaken roles as Associate Principal of two academies in challenging situations, leading on interventions in school improvement. Beverley is a practising lead inspector in both the primary and secondary phases and has supported a range of schools to improve leadership, provision and pupil outcomes. She has been a development coach on the Teaching Leaders programme and an NPQH coach for training headteachers.

Beverley's key role is to lead on monitoring and intervention across all AET academies, advising and supporting all areas (education and professional services) on all aspects of Ofsted and performance. Beverley leads the work of a team of Improvement Advisors and ensures that academy self-evaluation and action planning are high quality and lead to quantifiable improvement. She also works as a Regional Director of Education supporting both Primary and Secondary Academies in Lincolnshire. She has an MBA in international educational leadership.

Richard Smale

Richard Smale is Director of Transformation working for the NHS. In addition to this, he is currently Vice Chairman of Keynsham Town Juniors Football Club. The Club have had a long standing relationship with Broadlands from whom they hire the Broadlands sports fields and facilities. 

As a member of the Management Board of Broadlands Academy, Richard is the responsible Governor for Finance and Premises.

Claire Sullivan

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