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Our Governance

The Hayesbrook School Governance

The Academy Council is the foundation stone of the system of governance operating across Brook Learning Trust and has replaced the Local Governing Body. All three academies in the Trust have Academy Councils and councillors’ advocacy and monitoring roles are replicated across each.

For more information about how the new system of governance operates, please follow this link to the Brook Learning Trust website.

The Academy Council

Roles & Responsibilities


Chair of Academy Council

Jane Grier

Vice Chair of Academy Council

Julia Richards

Health & Safety Link Councillor

Ruth Lowe

Safeguarding Link Councillor

Julia Richards

Pupil Premium / SEND Link Councillor

Simon Banham

Student Advocate Councillor

Crystal Cardnell

Staff Advocate Councillor

Lucy Davenport

Parent Advocate Councillor

Ruth Lowe

Community Liaison Councillor

Jamie Macfarlane

Careers Link Councillor

Alex Melkonian

Standards Panel Jane Grier (Chair of AC)

Interim Executive Principal: Nicola Taylor      

Clerk to the Governors: Cheryl Kuit

Each councillor role listed above has its own remit. A brief description of each role is included in the document published below which is available for you to download.

Councillors also monitor progress made in respect of the key priorities identified in the Academy Improvement Plan. The priorities are summarised as follows:

Core Priority 1:

Ensure exceptional leadership and management, at all levels of the organisation, which directly impacts on standards, quality of provision and the continued growth and development of the academy and its people.

Core Priority 2:

Embed an inspirational curriculum experience which fully ensures students are rich in knowledge, proficient in skill and offers them the chance to engage in a full range of exciting opportunity and motivating experiences and gives them the cultural capital needed for their future.

Core Priority 3:

Increase student attainment across the key stage 4 ability range and accelerate the rate of progress for all groups in key stage 3.

If you are interested in joining the Academy Council we would like to hear from you. Please contact Cheryl Kuit, Trust Clerk or 01580 712754 ext 275