Kathryn Burns
Managing Director

Kathryn provides creative, strategic direction and leadership to the Beacon Academy Trust; developing with Trustees and leaders the vision, values and key aims for the MAT. She balances her time between BMAT central activity and working closely with the Trust Executive securing buy-in across the MAT to the vision, values and aims; identifying key polices and initiatives to help embed commitment and make the vision and values real. Thus aligning people and development plans to work towards the agreed goals by constantly reviewing and evaluating progress and impact to refresh the vision. Kathryn has a wide-ranging background that includes: school and corporate leadership, advisory and consultancy work both locally and nationally; a former Head of English and author of literacy texts. Most recently founding BMAT leading on establishing its’ constitution, incorporating the teaching alliance, SCITT (School Centered Initial Teacher Training) and BBIH Free School successful applications, whilst building the central services infrastructure to support the BMAT schools.
020 8418 2617

Ouma Soobadoo
Trust Manager

The fundamental aspect of Ouma’s is role is to deal with all Trust associated matters. If you need any further information regarding BMAT, please do not hesitate to contact Ouma in the first instance. She works closely with the BMAT Managing Director, and the Trust Executive, providing managerial, administrative and clerical support to all; in liaison with the Trust Clerk. She leads on marketing and PR for the Trust including the development of the Trust websites ensuring our compliance and that they provide clear, succinct information

In addition, she runs the calendars for the BMAT Managing Director, Kathryn Burns and Beal High School Principal, Terese Wilmot,
She maintains utmost confidentiality as well as remaining calm under pressure at all times.
020 8418 2617

Sabina Augustin
HR Director

Sabina leads the Human Resources (HR) function which involves everything related to the employer-employee relationship. She is responsible for supporting and managing the organisation’s people and associated people processes; incorporating advising on all people related matters to implement the direction, development and deployment of the HR strategy across the Trust, whilst supporting overall strategic business aims. Sabina has implemented and adapted HR systems to meet the bespoke needs of the Trust. Sabina works very closely with the Managing Director and the Trust Executive, advising on high risk people matters and the strategic impact.

HR operates as a core business function essential to the Trust’s effective operation and currently runs as a central service. Please contact Sabina if you are interested in joining our HR Management Information System, payroll or require HR advice or training.
020 8418 2640


BMAT operate from a preferred supplier list. Recruitment agencies should email the above address with contact details. The PSL is reviewed every September only.

Ebrahim Vawda
Clerk of the Trust

Ebrahim has recently joined BMAT as Clerk of the Trust, where his role is to provide support to Trustees and Local Governing Bodies and Committees on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, in their duties to provide support and challenge to the Executive Team. The role also involves liaising with the members of the Executive Team, Chairs of Trustees and Local Governing Bodies, arranging and managing meetings, maintaining a database of membership, and ensuring vacancies are filled in line with requirements of the constitution and maintain total confidentiality.
020 8551 4954 Ext 164