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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

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 Ambassador Chair
Claire Evans Ambassador Chair
Maria Davies Maria Davies Parent Ambassador

My name is Maria Davies and I have been part of the Ambassador’s group since January 2019. I have lived in the local area for the past 12 years,  my child currently attends Shenley Academy and is due to start in Year 10 in September 2020. I work within a primary school in Quinton as their Finance Officer and prior to this I worked briefly in a secondary setting which has given me an understanding of how schools work behind the scenes.

Andy Vail Andy Vail Parent Ambassador

My name is Andy and I joined the Shenley Ambassadors’ group in April 2020.

I have lived nearby since 2013, and currently have a child in year 11.

I work in school based community development elsewhere in the city. I served as a school governor before moving to Birmingham. I am on the committee of the Weoley Festival and seek to actively support the ‘Love Weoley Castle’ initiative.

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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