Academy Council

Ellis Guilford is one of a growing number of schools in the Creative Education Trust family. Creative Education Trust is a non-profit educational charity recognised by the Department for Education as one of the leading multi-academy chains.

Ellis Guilford has three Core Values that we expect our students to demonstrate:

Equality – give everyone a chance – to belong and succeed

Integrity – do the right thing – with passion, with purpose

Ambition – work hard, aim high – now and for the future

We aim to prepare all our pupils to be good citizens of the future. Ellis Guilford has hard working and caring staff who support pupils through engaging lessons, excellent pastoral care and a wide range of enrichment and extra curricular activities.

We very much value positive relationships with families as together, we can make a real difference to the lives of our young people.

The Trust Board

The CET Board is the overall governing body of the Trust and all its Academies. It is charged with the strategic direction of the Trust and is responsible to the Secretary of State for Education for executing its statutory duties. Its main functions are:

•     setting annual performance targets

•     determining all statutory and other policies

•     ensuring that curriculum requirements are met

•     setting the budget for the Trust and each academy

•     being the employer of all staff

•     being the ultimate body of appeal within the Trust

•     agreeing all major building work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Creative Education Trust can be contacted at: 67-68 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9JD and through telephone 020 39109200. The following link also contains further information around governance, schemes of delegation and accounts, Creative Education Trust Statutory Information 

The Academy Council (AC) is a sub-committee of the Creative Education Trust Board of Directors. It is accountable to the Board of Directors and is its local presence. It may include representatives from such groups as the school community, the local community and other local organisations and businesses as appropriate.

The main functions of the AC are:

•     supporting CET’s plans for the school as set out in the ADIP, SEF and annual budget

•     providing understanding of the local context and the challenge that the local environment presents

•     acting as a sounding board for senior leaders, especially the Principal or Head Teacher

•     providing regular monitoring of health and safety matters, safeguarding provision, the welfare of looked after children, and provision for children with Special Educational Needs and       Disabilities

•     providing hearing panels for pupil behaviour matters

•     building and maintaining positive local perceptions of the school

•     building and maintaining relationships with the local and regional business community

•     building and maintaining relationships with community partners (e.g., health services, police, social services)

•     undertaking local fundraising

•     the Chair of AC assisting in the recruitment process for Head Teachers and Principals

If you have any questions about the governance of our school, please contact the Academy Council by email via the Headteacher at the following email address:

Any written correspondence should be addressed to The Chair, Academy Council Ellis Guilford school, c/o Bar Lane, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0HT

Members of Ellis Guilford’s Academy Council: tbc

Academy Council Handbook: tbc

Academy Council Attendance: tbc

Yearly DOBI: tbc’