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Academy Councils

Academy Councils have three core functions:
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of the staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Each Academy Council is made up of:

  • Three Parent Governors
  • Three Co-opted Governors
  • Three staff members.

At Barlow Hall the Academy Councillors are:

  • Andy Gibson Chair co-opted -(Chair)
  • Helen Glyde  parent (Vice Chair)
  • Jayne Kennedy staff
  • Jennifer Holden staff
  •  Alex Vaughan staff
  • Janine Ali-Ben parent
  • Michael Cowell parent
  • Philip Gay co-opted

The Academy council at Brookburn are:

  • Colin Macfarlane  (Chair) parent
  • Kiera Gould Vice chair co-opted
  • Karen Harris parent
  • Jen Barker co-opted
  • Schelene Ferris staff
  • Emily Henderson staff
  • Bethan Hulse staff
  • Annette Hargreaves co-opted
  • vacancy for one parent councillor