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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

Ian Daker

Health & Safety Link Councillor
AIP Core Priorities 3, 5

Penny Marsh

Safeguarding Link Councillor
AIP Core Priorities 5, 6

Caitlin Page

Pupil Premium / SEND Link Councillor

Kyle Stealey / Ian Daker

Student Advocate Councillor
AIP Core Priority 3

Peter Swaffield

Staff Advocate Councillor
AIP Core Priority 3, 4, 6

Nerissa Day

Parent Advocate Councillor
AIP Core Priority 3,5

Sarah Smith

Community Liaison Councillor
AIP Core Priority 3,5

Rev Penny Marsh

Standards Panel

Kyle Stealey

Audit & Risk Committee Membership

Kyle Stealey

Finance Committee Membership


     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:

1:  Maintain and improve attainment and progress in English and maths

2:  Improve progress and attainment in science, MFL and humanities at GCSE

3:  Embed the classroom habits and routines

4:  Further improve the quality of teaching and learning

5:  Admissions of students into Year 12 and Year 7, and retention in Years 10 and 13

6: Retain teaching and support staff


     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.

     February 2018, Trust Clerk

Other members 

Principal Clerk
Alison Colwell Alie Bird