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City of Peterborough Academy


Governance at the City of Peterborough Academy

Please follow this link to access information about how Greenwood Academies Trust is governed, including 

  • our memorandum of association 

  • our articles of association 

  • the names of our trustees and members. 

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

The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and has 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 GAT Trust Board.

The AAC has three key roles: 

  • To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy. 

  • To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community. 

  • To provide support to the Principal of the Academy in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaints procedures. 

The Chair of our Academy Advisory Council is Karen Armstrong, and they can be contacted via the Academy office. 

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


Membership of the City of Peterborough Academy Advisory Council

The City of Peterborough Academy had an established Advisory Council and will move to new Terms of Reference during this academic year. It includes the following members from a range of backgrounds: 

Community Members:

Katie Taylor

Wayne Stainsby

Henry Sauntson
Karen Armstrong (Chair)

Senior Education Advisor:

Robert Sloan

Parent Members:

Sarah Tomkins

Staff Member: Tracey Cleaves
Principal: Ben Pearce


Further details of members of this new Academy Advisory Council will be published as and when they are elected.  If you are interested in becoming a parent representative for our Academy Advisory Council please complete the application form and return to the Academy reception or by email to:


Sending correspondence to the AAC

To send any correspondence to the AAC please address this to the clerk - Ms A Hutchesson.  Emails can be sent to -


Trust Governance Arrangements


Our Corporate Affairs Director, Andy Gannon, will be holding another Suspensions and Exclusions training session on Wednesday 19 April at 4pm via the Teams link and is inviting all our AAC members to attend.  If you have already done this with Andy, you don’t need to repeat it, however, you are more than welcome if you would like to!

 The number of suspensions and permanent exclusions is rising nationwide, and we need trained AAC members to chair and sit as panel members; many thanks to those of you who already have, we are so appreciative of your time and input. However, we realise the demands on you recently with these increasing numbers and would like to get more people on board to ease the pressure.

Please let you AAC Clerk know if you can attend and we will send you a Teams invitation to the meeting.