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City of Peterborough Academy


Governance at the City of Peterborough Academy

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 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 GDFT Trust Board.

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.

The role of the City of Peterborough Academy Advisory Council

  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 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

Senior Education Advisor:

Robert Sloan

Parent Members:

Brian Matthews
Karen Armstrong (Chair)


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 - Mrs E Warner.  Emails can be sent to -

The Chair of the AAC is Mrs K Armstrong.  Communication can be marked for her attention.

Trust Governance Arrangements