Rapid Improvement Board

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

The RIB 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 RIB

Mrs Nicole McCartney

Vice Chair

Mr Philip Cantwell


Rob Derry


Harry French


Rachael Sandham


Richard Woollacott

Interim Principal

David Powell

Clerk to Governors

Sandra Green

Contact the Rapid Improvement Board

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

Mrs Nicole McCartney
Chair of Rapid 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