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Bishop Creighton Academy

Academy Advisory Council

Trustees hold the principal to account well and make regular visits to the school to check on systems for safeguarding and key school improvement aims. Ofsted, Feb 2018

Each Academy within the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has its own Advisory Council (AAC) that works closely with each Principal. 

The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and will have staff, parent and community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GDFT Trust Board.

The Bishop Creighton Academy Advisory Council will be formally expected to meet at least termly and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy.  

The Advisory Council has three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Academy:

  1. To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
  2. To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.
  3. To provide support to the Principal in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary or complaint procedures.

Membership of the Bishop Creighton Academy Advisory Council

Community Members Luke Kennedy and vacancies
Parent Members Fiona Loakes and Andalib Iqbal
Staff Members Elisa Smith
Trust Education Adviser Charlotte Krzanicki
Principal Vicki Redhead
Clerk Hinal Masela

If you are interested in becoming a parent representative for our Academy Advisory Council please complete an application form - available from the Academy office - and return to the academy office or by email to