The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group of people comprised of staff, parents and community representatives. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GAT Trust Board.
The AAC meets termly and provide a forum for consultation and engagement with the community.
The Role of the Academy Advisory Council
The Nethergate Academy Advisory Council has three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Academy:
- To advise and act as a critical friend to the Executive Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Trustees of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
- To promote the Trust's vision and values.
- To provide support to the Executive Principal from a parental and community perspective.
Membership of the Nethergate Academy Advisory Council
Jayne Francis Ward - Chair
Neville Bailey - Vice Chair
Lorraine Levell - Community
Councillor Kevin Clarke - Community
Maram Gillott - Parent
Amy-Louise Sneath - Parent
Tracey Ydlibi – Principal
Jayne Balsom – Head of Lower School
Shelly Wood – Head of Upper School