Academy Council

The Milton Keynes Academy is one of a growing number of schools in the Creative Education Trust family. Creative Education Trust is a non-profit educational charity recognised by the Department for Education as one of the leading multi-academy chains.

The Trust Board

The CET Board is the overall governing body of the Trust and all its Academies. It is charged with the strategic direction of the Trust and is responsible to the Secretary of State for Education for executing its statutory duties. Its main functions are:

  • setting annual performance targets
  • determining all statutory and other policies
  • ensuring that curriculum requirements are met
  • setting the budget for the Trust and each academy
  • being the employer of all staff
  • being the ultimate body of appeal within the Trust
  • agreeing all major building work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Creative Education Trust can be contacted at: 67-68 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9JD and through telephone 020 39109200. The following link also contains further information around governance, schemes of delegation and accounts, Creative Education Trust Statutory Information

Academy Council

The Academy Council (AC) is a sub-committee of the Creative Education Trust Board of Directors. It is accountable to the Board of Directors and is its local presence. It may include representatives from such groups as the school community, the local community and other local organisations and businesses as appropriate.

The main functions of the AC are:

  • supporting CET’s plans for the school as set out in the ADIP, SEF and annual budget
  • providing understanding of the local context and the challenge that the local environment presents
  • acting as a sounding board for senior leaders, especially the Principal or Head Teacher
  • providing regular monitoring of health and safety matters, safeguarding provision, the welfare of looked after children, and provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • providing hearing panels for pupil behaviour matters
  • building and maintaining positive local perceptions of the school
  • building and maintaining relationships with the local and regional business community
  • building and maintaining relationships with community partners (e.g., health services, police, social services)
  • undertaking local fundraising
  • the Chair of AC assisting in the recruitment process for Head Teachers and Principals

If you have any questions about the governance of our Academy, please contact the Academy Council by email via the Principal Gordon Farquhar.

Any written correspondence should be addressed to The Chair, The Milton Keynes Academy Council c/o The Milton Keynes Academy, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LA.

The table below lists the members of The Milton Keynes Academy Council.

Academy Council
Member Name
AC Member
Role
First
Appointed
Term
Start
Term
End
Marc
Jordan
Chair01 July
2022
01 July
2022
31 Aug
2024
Gordon
Farquhar
Principal01 Sept
2021
01 Sept
2021
Nicole
McCartney
Trust
Governor
01 Sept
2022
01 Sept
2022
31 Aug
2023
Abim
Mustapha
Parent
Governor
01 Oct
2022
01 Oct
2022
30 Sept
2025
Dawn
Howard
Safeguarding01 Oct
2022
01 Oct
2022
31 Jan
2025
Lyndsay
Radford
Parent
Governor
01 Sept
2021
01 Sept
2021
31 Aug
2024
Diane
Taylor
Staff
Governor
01 Sept
2018
01 Sept
2018
31 Aug
2024
Members of The Milton Keynes Academy Council

The chair of the AC can be contacted in writing via Kerry Sherwood, clerk to the Academy Council