Academy Improvement Board

As an Academy, we have an Academy Improvement Board (AIB) made up of Directors of the Trust and members of the local community.

The AIB meets on a regular basis to ensure that:

  • The Academy acts in accordance with its ethos, values and goals
  • All decisions are made in the best interests of the Academy and its pupils
  • Leaders in the Academy are held to account for their decisions and actions
  • Academy funds are appropriately spent, with a clear and transparent audit trail

All Governors are appointed by the Creative Education Trust. There are no Governing Body Committees.


Name of Governor

Chair of AIB

Mrs Nicole McCartney

Trust Director

Mr Luke Bowers


Mr Chris Keen


Mr Nimish Lad


Mrs Jayne Schofield

Clerk to Governors

Ms Stevanie Hemingway-Gibbs

Contact the Academy Improvement Board

If you wish to contact the Chair of the AIB, please do so in writing to:

Mrs Nicole McCartney
Chair of Academy Improvement Board
c/o Ellis Guilford School
Bar Lane
Old Basford

The following information can all be found on the Creative Education Trust’s website under WHO WE ARE: (Click here to view)

  • Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • Register of Directors’ Interests
  • Scheme of delegation
  • Memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Master funding agreements

Downloads and Documents