Acorn Education Trust

The link below takes you to the Governance page of the Acorn Education Trust where you will find:

Academy Council

Wansdyke School Academy Council (Governing Body)

As a member of the Acorn Education Trust the structure of the Academy Council and its responsibilities are set out in the Acorn Education Trust Scheme of delegation.

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the governance and accountability of Wansdyke School. The Academy Council is made up of Governors who want to make a positive contribution to all our children’s education.

The Academy Council acts as a critical friend of the school.  They work closely with the Headteacher and make decisions collectively as a team. They conduct their business through meetings, using relevant documents and advice from the Headteacher for guidance.

The Academy Council meet four times a year as a whole body. Governors usually serve a four year term on the Governing Body. The Academy Councillors are expected to attend regular training  in order to enable them to continue developing a better understanding of the role on the Academy Council, what they should expect to understand and how they should be supporting/challenging the Leadership team.

When there is a vacancy for a parent-governor, all parents are informed and asked if they wish to join. If there are more applicants than places, a secret ballot is arranged.

 If you are interested in joining the Academy Council, or simply want to find out more about what we do, please contact the Chair of the Academy Council on or the Clerk to the Governors on

Chair of Academy Council

David Court

Email address:

From:  30/01/2018

To: 11/03/2022 

Members of the Academy Council

Sarah Canfield

From:  25/09/2018

To: 24/09/2022


Louise Marshall – Teacher

Appointed by:  Teachers

From:  04/12/2018

To: 03/11/2022


 Peter Shah

From:  25/09/2018

To:      24/09/2022


 Paul Sullivan

From:  21/01/2013

To:      05/11/2022