Governance of our school
The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the governance body responsible for the school as a whole with the Board of Trustees accountable for decisions made. For more information on the Trust and how our governance structure works, please visit www.elliotfoundation.co.uk (Trust Governance and Community Council documents) noting in particular the Scheme of Delegation and Accountability and Representation documents. The Trust Legal and Governance Director can also be emailed on email@example.com
Welcome and Introduction to our Community Council
The Trust governance model recognises that Community Councils are, whilst a full and formal part of the governance structure in line with the Trust’s Articles of Association, wholly advisory bodies who focus on:
○ The ethos and values of the school
○ The ambition, appropriateness and effectiveness of the school’s curriculum for its children
○ The wellbeing of pupils, families and staff
This year as a school we have a renewed focus on literacy, both reading and writing, and also a focus on well-being for pupils, staff and our families.
Community councillors are a much valued group of volunteers that play a crucial role in our school offering challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal and Senior Leadership team on behalf of the children and community that the school serves. They know and celebrate the strengths of the community that the school serves alongside holding the highest aspirations and expectations for our pupils.
Community councillors are appointed from current parents, staff and pupils alongside committed individuals from the wider community. Councillors have an interest in the education and wider opportunities offered by the school to all pupils and have some free time to give to supporting the school in giving our children the very best education and experiences.
If you are interested in finding out more about The Hyde’s Community Council, please contact Siân Morris, Headteacher or Amita Raval, Chair of Community Council.
We are currently looking to recruit up to two additional community councillors to join our Community Council. Ideally this will be someone from the local community who can work with the school to further develop our provision for pupils. If you are interested in working with us, please contact Siân Morris, Headteacher or Amita Raval, Chair of Community Council.
Amita Raval, Chair, transferred from previous Governing Body post lockdown, appointed Chair July 2023
Charmaine Ashpole, Parent Community Councillor, appointed Nov 2021 (parental ballot)
Jatinder Taheem, Parent Community Councillor, appointed Nov 2021 (parental ballot)
Hilary Kirkham, Community Councillor, transferred from previous Governing Body post lockdown
Anna Charalambous, Staff Community Councillor, transferred from previous Governing Body post lockdown
Vacancy x 2 - Councillors from local community