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The High Weald Academy


The High Weald 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:

Following recent elections, we are extremely pleased to announce the membership of the newly formed High Weald Academy Council:

Roles & Responsibilities Councillors

Chair of Academy Council   Robert Gordon
Vice Chair of Academy Council   Jeanette Batten
Health & Safety Link Councillor Matthew Field-Lucas
Safeguarding Link Councillor Vacancy
Pupil Premium / SEND Link Councillor Vacancy
Student Advocate Councillor Vacancy
Staff Advocate Councillor Clare Ford
Parent Advocate Councillor Vicki McLaren
Community Liaison Councillor Gordon Gove
Standards Panel Robert Gordon
Audit & Risk Committee membership Jeanette Batten
Finance Committee membership Matthew Field-Lucas

You will note that there a number of councillor roles listed above and each has its own unique
remit. Councillors will be sharing with you an overview of their roles and details of how they will
be working alongside academy staff and the Trust to support our school.  If you are interested in joining the Academy Council we would like to hear from you. Please contact the Clerk, Alie Bird, at or 01580 712754 ext 277.

December 2017, Trust Clerk