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The Ebbsfleet Academy

A Brook Learning Trust Academy

Our Governance

The Ebbsfleet Academy 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:


Roles & Responsibilities


Chair of Academy Council                    
AIP Core Priorities 1, 2, 3

Kyle Stealey

Vice Chair of Academy Council

Nerissa Day

Health & Safety Link Councillor
AIP Core Priorities 3, 5

Carl Blake-Morris

Safeguarding Link Councillor
AIP Core Priorities 5, 6

Caitlin Page

Pupil Premium / SEND Link Councillor

Kyle Stealey

Student Advocate Councillor

Peter Swaffield

Staff Advocate Councillor

Nerissa Day

Parent Advocate Councillor


Community Liaison Councillor

Rev Penny Marsh

Standards Panel

Kyle Stealey

Councillor application in process

Orlinda Mpofu

Retiring Councillors

Nerissa Day
Peter Swaffield

     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:

AIP Core Priority Councillor responsible for monitoring
Recruitment of pupils Caitlin Page
Literacy Kyle Stealey
Curriculum Kyle Stealey
Outcomes Nerissa Day
Families Penny Marsh
Pupils’ enjoyment Peter Swaffield

     If you are interested in joining the Academy Council we would very much like to hear from you.  Please contact         the Clerk, Alie Bird, at: or 01580 712754 ext 277.


Other members 

Principal Clerk
Alison Colwell Alie Bird