Yavneh College is a school in the multi academy trust (MAT), Yavneh College Academy Trust. Yav‎neh Primary School is the other school in the MAT.

The Chair of the MAT is Mrs S Nyman

The MAT has 10 trustees who are:

  • Mr D Album – Vice Chair
  • Mrs R Hyams
  • Mr S Lewis
  • Mrs R Levin – Chair of Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body
  • Mrs D Morris – Chair of Yavneh College Local Governing Body
  • Mrs S Nyman – Chair
  • Mr B Raphael
  • Mr J Reback

Yavneh College Academy Trust

Yavneh College Academy Trust was established in May 2016 as a result of Yavneh College converting to a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in order for Yavneh Primary School to open in September 2016 and join the trust.

The role of the Academy Trust is to drive the core strategic functions of the school, to ensure that each school within the MAT has a clear vision and ethos and that they strive to provide excellent outcomes for all pupils within its care.  The MAT will hold school leaders and local governing bodies to account to ensure that the highest possible educational standards and met and sustained.

In order to meet its core objectives, Yavneh College Academy Trust has trustees who sit on the MAT Board, each with a particular focus.   In addition to the MAT board, both Yavneh College and Yavneh Primary School have a local governing body along with various standing committees.   Yavneh College Academy Trust also have a link governor programme.  Governors are linked to different members of senior staff in order to gain a better understanding into the day to day business of the college.

The chart below shows theorganisational structure of Yavneh College Academy Trust:


If you wish to contact any of the trustees please contact them via email to trustees@yavnehcollege.org.



Meet our Trustees’:

SueNyman Sue Nyman

Sue Nyman, Chair of Yavneh College Academy Trust, is a Chartered Accountant.  Sue also chairs the Finance Committee.  She is a National Director at Grant Thornton where she heads up the Quality and Risk Management team for the Advisory practice.  Sue has been involved in Yavneh College since before the school opened.  She has led the school through an Outstanding Ofsted inspection and the project to open Yavneh Primary School.

DanielAlbum Daniel Album

Daniel Album is Chair of Yavneh Foundation Trust, Vice Chair of Yavneh Academy Trust and Chair of the Premises Committee.  He also sits on the Admissions Committee and the Personnel Committee. He has been a Trustee or Governor since before the School opened in 2006 and became Vice-chair in 2010.

Through his role on the Premises Committee, he has been particularly responsible for the construction of the secondary school, the synagogue and more recently the building of Yavneh Primary School.   Daniel has had three children attend Yavneh College.   Previously a hedge fund manager, Daniel is now semi-retired offering fund management/asset allocation advice.

MarkFrazer Mark Frazer

Mark Frazer is the trustee sitting on the MAT Board with responsibility for advising on PR and Communications Strategy. He is a member of the Admissions Committee and is Vice Chair of the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body.  Mark is the Director of Communications at the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

RolandaHyams Rolanda Hyams

Rolanda is a Chartered Accountant who combines an active life with being a governor at Yavneh College Multi Academy Trust. Rolanda’s roles involve sitting on the Finance Committee and chairing the Personnel Committee. Rolanda is the trustee with responsibility for child protection issues.  Rolanda’s background as an accountant allows her to help the Business Manager with any technical accounting/audit queries.  Rolanda works full time in a chartered accountancy practice in Paddington. When she is not working she can be found  training for triathlons and spending time with her 6 grandchildren.

SL Spencer Lewis

Spencer Lewis was educated at Hasmonean High School in London and moved on to Jews College London where he gained a BA and MA in Rabbinic Literature from the University of London. After graduating Spencer began his teaching career at Hasmonean High School and the Independent Jewish Day School. In 1993 Spencer spent a year at Bar Ilan University in Israel on the Senior Educators’ Programme after which he joined King Solomon High School in Redbridge.  Spencer spent 19 years at King Solomon beginning as a teacher going on to Head the Jewish Studies department, moving to Head of Year, Assistant and Deputy Head Teacher and finally Head Teacher between 2007 and 2013. Spencer has a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hull and the National Professional Qualification for Headship from the NCSL. He was appointed as Head Teacher of Yavneh College in September 2013.

RozLevin Roz Levin

Roz qualified as a teacher in 1973 and has been involved in education all her working life.  Roz was Headteacher of Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School until her retirement in July 2014.  Roz enjoys spending time with her family; reading, theatre, travel and volunteering.  Roz is a member of the MAT Board, is chair of the Local Governing Body of Yavneh Primary School and is a member of the Personnel Committee.

DoreenMorris Doreen Morris

Doreen is chair of the Yavneh College Local Governing Body.  She also sits on the Personnel Committee.  Sheis retired having spent most of her working life in education after a short period as a research chemist and information scientist.  Doreen was a science teacher in secondary schools and further education but spent the latter years of her career as a senior manager in an Further Education college with responsibility for quality including the standard of teaching and learning. Doreen was also an additional inspector for Ofsted.  Doreen currently live in North London with her husband.

BradleyRaphael Bradley Raphael

Bradley Raphael is a trustee sitting on the MAT Board.  He is also Chair of the Admissions Committee and sits on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body.  Bradley has two children at Yavneh College. Prior to joining the Governing Body of Yavneh College originally as a parent governor, Bradley was a governor at a group of independent schools.  He is a qualified solicitor.

DS Daniel Summerfield

Daniel Summerfield is a member of the MAT Board and is also a member of the Yavneh College Local Governing Body.  Previously Daniel has been a governor at HJPS for approximately 13 years; he was Vice-Chair for 5 years and Chair of Governors for 2 years.  Daniel has three children at Yavneh College and he works for an Investment Management firm.



Yavneh College Local Governing Body

Doreen Morris was appointed chair of the Yavneh College Local Governing Body in May 2016.  In addition to Doreen, Rolanda, Spencer,  Bradley and Daniel are also MAT board Trustees who site on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body.  Doreen is also supported by the governors detailed below.

DanielleBarnett Danielle Barnett

Danielle is a staff governor on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body and joined the school in 2013 as a Chemistry Teacher. Danielle’s current position in the school is as Key Stage 4 Science Coordinator and Lead Teacher of Chemistry. Danielle studied Chemistry at the University of Manchester and has a first class honours Masters. She spent a year working at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in the analytical chemistry department. Danielle did her PGCE at King’s College London and particularly enjoys data analysis and monitoring the progress of pupils.

LouiseDavis Louise Davis
Louise is a staff governor on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body having joined the school in September 2015 as Head of Vocational Education and Economics. Louise was previously an Assistant Head teacher and has substantial experience in strategic school leadership. Louise has a psychology degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and qualified as a teacher through the University of Hertfordshire. Louise particularly enjoys the pastoral side of teaching together with helping students to forge their future pathways and due to this also leads the careers and apprenticeship programme for Yavneh College.
RichardGilbert Richard Gilbert
Richard Gilbert has two sons, both of whom are pupils at Yavneh College.  Richard has been a Governor of Yavneh College for many years having sat on the school’s Temporary Governing Body before the school opened and then on the school’s Governing Body until the formation of the Multi Academy Trust.  Richard chaired the Education Committee for many years, sat on the Finance Committee and has been the Governor with responsibility for Child Protection issues.  Since the formation of the Multi Academy Trust, Richard sits on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body as its Vice Chair.Richard is also very active in the Bushey Community currently serving as Warden for Bushey Synagogue.  He is a practicing solicitor.
AaronKaye Aaron Kaye

Aaron and his wife have lived in Borehamwood for 9 years and have three children, all of whom attend Rosh Pinah Primary School.  Aaron is an active member of the Borehamwood and Elstree United Synagogue and Aaron has served on the Board of Management and various other committees for the Shul, whilst his day job is that of an internal Financial Analyst for Springer Nature Publishers.  Aaron has been supporting the Yavneh Schools since 2011, with data and statistics.  Aaron joined the Yavneh College Local Governing Body in July 2016, where he hopes to use his analytical and statistical strengths on both admissions and wider school performance data.

JeromeReback Jerome Reback

Jerome Reback was a Foundation Governor of Yavneh College since 2008 and a member of the MAT Board until March 2017.  He is a Trustee of the Yavneh Foundation Trust which he co-chaired until March 2017.  Over that time Jerome has helped with strategy and  development for the Yavneh Schools, including, in particular, the proposal to the DfE for the establishment of Yavneh Primary School.  Jerome is a member of the Yavneh College Local Governing Body.  He has had 5 children at Yavneh College.  Professionally, Jerome works as a strategy consultant specialising in change and transformation, a role in which he has advised many of the world’s largest corporations.

StuartRosenberg Stuart Rosenberg

Stuart Rosenberg sits on the Yavneh College Local Governing Body and is a member of the Finance Committee and Premises Committee.  Stuart is a Chartered Accountant in practice, with many years of experience dealing with the academy accounts.   Stuart has had two children at Yavneh College, one of which is still in at the school. Stuart has a passion for the school bus services and was instrumental in their formation and their ongoing operation.



Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body

Roz Levin was appointed chair of the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body in June 2017. In addition to Roz, Mark and Rolanda who are MAT Board trustees, the following governors also sit on the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body.

CarolineField Caroline Field

Caroline Field was educated at Haberdashers Aske School for Girls before going to Manchester Metropolitan University where she graduated in 1997 with a First Class Degree in Primary Education.  Caroline began her career at Colindale Primary School. During this time, she studied and gained a Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties before moving to Dollis Infant School where she worked as a Special Educational Needs Leader.  In 2004 Caroline moved to Menorah Foundation School where she took up the role of Deputy Headteacher. She was promoted to Headteacher in 2013 where her leadership was rated outstanding by Ofsted.   Caroline has the National Professional Qualification for Headship from the NCSL. Caroline was appointed Headteacher of Yavneh Primary School in November 2015 and has been instrumental in setting up Yavneh Primary School which opened in September 2016 with its first cohort of Reception children.

AyeletLandsman Ayelet Landsman  

Ayelet Landsman is a staff governor on the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body. She is Head of Early Years at Yavneh Primary School, the class teacher of Zeraim and is excited to be part of this new venture.  Ayelet was also part of the first staff cohort at Yavneh College as Head of Music and enjoys teaching piano and flute.

FionaMendel Fiona Mendel

Fiona Mendel is a parent governor at Yavneh Primary School and sits on it Local Governing Body She is also a member of the Finance Committee.  Fiona has a child at Yavneh Primary School.  Fiona is an Employment Solicitor and HR Operations Manager for a local HR Company.

GemmaPeters Gemma Peters

Gemma Peters is a parent governor on the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body. She is the Deputy Head teacher of a Jewish Primary School. Gemma has responsibility for SEND on the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body.  Gemma has a child at Yavneh Primary School.

MilesRedbart Miles Redbart

Miles Redbart joined the Yavneh Primary School Local Governing Body in February 2017.  He also sits on the Premises Committee. He has two children at Yavneh College. He has extensive property maintenance, IT and AV experience and was previously a governor at HJPS.


  • Financial Statements to 31st August 2014

  • Financial Statements to 31st August 2015

  • Financial Statements to 31st August 2016

  • Pecuniary Interest Register 2016

  • YCAT Articles of Association

  • YCAT Master Funding Agreement

  • YCAT Operational Structure

  • YCAT Attendance Record


Yavneh College’s broad range of subjects and extra curricular activities helps create the perfect environment for students to flourish.  The teachers are approachable, caring and fun to be around. This helps everyone feel part of the Yavneh family.

Student, Year 11