Academy Council

Rebecca Taylor


Lynsey Hedley 


Peter Tryner

(Community Representative)

Penny Needham

(Trust Representative)

Alice Arnold

(Staff Representative)

Lindsay Showell

(Staff Representative)

Katie Johnson

(Community Representative)

Josh Riley

(Community Representative)

Academy Council Information

Whilst the Board of Trustees holds overall governance accountability, the day-to-day responsibilities are delegated by the Trustees through a Scheme of Delegation to the Leadership Team, regional leaders and Academy Councils.

At a local level, each school in the Trust has an Academy Council. The Academy Council’s primary role is to provide independent assurance to the Trust based on the ‘lived experience’ of pupils, staff, parents, and members of the community, as well as promote stronger relationships between the Trust, the school and its community. 

For further  information about the Governance structure at Academies Enterprise Trust, please visit the AET Governance Page.  For the Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and the academy's Supplemental Funding Agreements, please visit the AET Finance Page.

Do you want to make a difference?

If you are passionate about contributing to your community and are interested in finding more out about being part of your school’s Academy Council, we would love to hear from you!

For further details, please contact the Governance Team at

Updated May 2024