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The Trust

Unlike many other nurseries and preschools in the local area, Brambles is run by an entirely not for profit charitable trust. The Trust consists of a group of trustees who give their time for free to oversee and operate the work of the Trust. As of 2012 the Trust employs over twenty people in the day to day running of Brambles.

For many years, the setting was run by a committee. In 1998,  it was recognised that in order to function effectively as an organisation a formal charitable trust should be established. So in 1998 the original Constitution was established. 

It was and remains the intention of the Trust that the trustees be comprised of the Head of Thorns Community Infant School and mix of parents. The Trustees are appointed either by the Governors of Thorns Community Infant School or by the existing trustees, where the prospective trustees have skills that they can bring to the role.

In 2010 the Trust amended the Constitution to expand the number of trustees to reflect the expanding work.

There are at present six trustees and each carry a particular responsibility:

Jonathan Wright (Chair)

Liz Bradbury (Head Teacher Thorns Community Infant School)

Mandy Rawlings (Governor liaison)

Eloise Ottewell 

Simon Morris

We are always keen to bring in new trustees. If you've an association with Brambles and would like to get involved in helping us oversee and operate a quality preschool/out of school club then do contact our current Chair, Jonathan Wright:

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