Our E-ACT Ambassadors
Our E-ACT Ambassador team is made up of parents and community members who share a great passion for supporting and working with our academy.
Led by a chairperson, each team of E-ACT Ambassadors meets a minimum of once per term and has at least two parent ambassadors. The ambassadors work closely with headteachers and are supported by our regional directors and trustees. The role of the ambassadors is to collaborate and communicate with the local community and to celebrate our students’ achievements and the work of our academies.
Ambassadors play a crucial role in helping our leadership teams to deliver our organisational strategy, Opening Minds, Opening Doors. On occasion, ambassadors may also be invited to sit on complaint hearings and hearings for permanent exclusions.
The three strategic priorities that our academy ambassadors are working on this year are:
- Helping to support student’s cultural capital
- Opening doors for staff
- Wider community involvement
For more information, please see the E-ACT Ambassador Charter
Please note that the board of trustees is the governing body for E-ACT and all E-ACT academies. The EAG is an advisory body only.
Attendance of trustees at meetings is published on the trust website within E-ACT’s annual report which also contains information on the structure and responsibilities of the board and its committees.
Other important documents that can be found on the trust website include:
- Trustees’ business and financial interests
- Articles of Association
- Master Funding Agreement and Supplemental Agreements
- E-ACT’s Scheme of Delegation which shows all delegated authorities from the board of trustees
- E-ACT’s detailed governance overview, showing how we continue to meet all our statutory and regulatory requirements under our regionalised governance model
All of these documents can be found by clicking here.
I have a family of four and live in Saddleworth. Working as a lecturer, in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at university of Manchester (UOM), my role encompasses both teaching and research. My research field is drug delivery; a challenging science that seeks to discover novel ways to target medicine to the part of the body where it is most needed. I have been in higher education roles for the vast majority of my life. I am senior fellow of the higher education authority (SFHEA). In my capacity as a Year 2 tutor, I support students’ welfare and learning, and provide pastoral support. The world is rapidly changing and as such our education system needs to adapt and respond accordingly. This means we need to evolve and cater for diverse learners especially those who are significantly disadvantaged so no one is left behind in accessing the right opportunities. I am privileged to be working at UOM, an institute that places so much importance on social justice and improving economic competitiveness by encouraging its staff to serve the local community in so many different ways. UOM was one of the earliest participants to team up with national charity ‘SGOSS-Governors for Schools’ to support our local communities. This is what prompted me to utilise my skills to become a Governor in 2013 at TOAN. We have made significant progress in tackling many issues to date. Yet I am committed to continuing my services as part of our academy ambassadorial advisory body to further enhance student experiences and raise our academy’s profile within the community.