Southfields MAT

Linden Lodge School joined Southfields Multi-Academy Trust on 1st September 2018

Trust Aims:

Our aim is to create a family of schools with a clear vision, purpose and direction where teaching and learning have the highest priority and students enjoy and engage in a creative, rich and relevant curriculum which is tailored to their individual needs to ensure success.

The Southfields MAT has a culture of high aspiration amongst all students, regardless of their background.  We strive for excellence in teaching and learning so that we foster a lifelong learning ethos which promotes good progress and successful outcomes for all learners.

We believe it is important for all schools in our MAT to retain and promote their individual identity.  We believe in the power of co-operative and collaborative working and will actively promote school to school support so that all schools in the Trust are Ofsted Good or Outstanding.  This way of working has been the norm for the Southfields Cluster Schools for the past 15 years.

Our priority is to ensure that the education experiences of our students gives them the skills, knowledge and qualities to succeed in the world of work and in life.  Failure is not an option for our students, whatever their background.

We believe in Inclusion, Diversity and Equality - setting high aspirations in order for all students to succeed.

Key Infomation

CEO: Jacqueline Valin

Southfields Multi-Academy Trust
333 Merton Road,
SW18 5JU


Phone: 020 8875 2600


Company number: 08190187



Local Governing Body (LGB) Members:

  • Liz Buckley – Co-chair of LGB
  • Martin Schouten – Co-chair of LGB
  • Rupert Marks
  • Julie McLynchy
  • Kieran Travers
  • Joanna Johnson
  •  Jennifer Lewis
  •  Mark Foster 

Clinical Governance and Safeguarding members:

  • Martin Schouten
  • Alison Roberts (associate)


Governors Terms of Office

Governors Attendance Record (2020/2021)

Register of Declared Interest


Contact the Governing Body

The Governing Body are very happy and willing to be approached or contacted by parents and carers to discuss relevant topics or matters of concern, particularly in relation to the strategic direction of the School. Please feel free to contact us in writing through the school office or by using the following email address, which will be monitored on a regular basis:

If you have a specific concern about your child or the school, we would urge you to take this up first with your child's class teacher, or the Unit Manager if it is a residential matter, as they may well be able to satisfy your concern in a very short time, avoiding any delay caused through contacting the Governors first.

If the nature of your concern leads you to raise a formal complaint, then your first recourse should not be to the Governors, and we would request that you follow the School's Complaints Procedure, which can be found in the policies page of this website; this will ensure that the matter is dealt with appropriately.

We hope that parents and carers will find this contact facility of use, and we shall be reviewing how we may develop it based on the usage that you make of it.