Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassador Team is made up of parents and community members who share a passion for supporting and working with the academy.

This is an exciting and unique role a the heart of our academy. Ambassadors collaborate, network and forge links with the local community to inspire students to raise their aspirations.

Working closely with the headteacher and supported by the national governance team and trustees, ambassadors also support our community hub to ensure children are getting the suport they need at home.

Led by a chairperson, ambassador teams  meet a minimumum of once per term, and have at least two parent ambassadors. They play a vital role in sharing parents’, students’ and the community’s voice with the trustees.

On occasion, ambassadors may also be invited to sit on complaint hearings and hearings for permanent exclusions.

If you would like to become an ambassador please contact the headteacher. You can also contact the national governance team for further information at governance@E-ACT.org.uk

Important documents on the Trust website include:

  • Member and trustee register and declared interests
  • E-ACT’s Scheme of Delegation
  • Annual Report
  • Articles of Association
  • Master Funding Agreement

All of these documents can be found by clicking here.

Shenley Ambassador Team

Claire Evans Claire Evans Ambassador Chair
I was delighted to become Ambassador Chair for Shenley Academy in November 2021.
I have been fortunate to gain over 20 years experience in education. I have worked with ‘mainstream’ and pupils with Special Educational Needs. Also, in recent years, I have transferred these skills and knowledge to SEN, Medical Needs, Digital Learning and Data Administration.
I have one son currently in year 9 and another set to begin his secondary school journey in September 2022. I truly understand the challenges faced by pupils, staff and families. I am eager to offer support and work on strategies to build strong home-school-community links .
Abbie Meacham Abbie Meacham Community Ambassador

Abbie is a Youth & Children’s Pastor at Northfield Baptist Church and works closely with young people in the community and the academy.

Daniel Thacker-Smith Daniel Thacker-Smith Staff Ambassador
Daniel Thacker-Smith Daniel Thacker-Smith Staff Ambassador
Jayne Bartlett Jayne Bartlett Head of School
Jayne Bartlett Jayne Bartlett Head of School
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