The Academy Council collectively provides challenge and support to the Senior Leadership Team of the Academy.

The setting of rigorous and clear targets, and the frequent detailed monitoring and questioning of progress, is fundamental to providing the educational aspirations that Park Campus Academy desires for all its students.

The Academy Council of an academy or Free School is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote excellent pupil outcomes. Its duties include:

  • Holding the Headteacher to account as a "critical friend"
  • Supporting the Headteacher
  • Agree policies delegated to this Council
  • Making visits to the school to meet staff and pupils
  • Monitoring the spend of the delegated budget, including Pupil Premium

The formal structure for governance of Parallel Learning Trust is set out in the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.

Academy Council Members

Name Position Contact
Joe Kelly Clerk  
Simon King Chair
Tom Driver Vice-Chair  
Xander Hough Vice-Chair  
Victoria Griffiths Academy Councillor  
Rory Toft Academy Councillor  
Joyce Clarke Academy Councillor  
Rachel Burrell Academy Councillor  
Christine Wynter Parent Academy Councillor  
John Semugooma Parent Academy Councillor  
Simon Toleram Teacher Councillor  
Hilary Ndukuba Support Staff Councillor  
Mark Jordan CEO, Parallel Learning Trust  
Martyn O'Donnell Executive Headteacher, London & Medway  
Melissa Elve-Williams Head of Park Campus Academy  


The Academy Council holds Keeping in Touch days throughout the academic year to allow all stakeholders access to the Academy Council.

You can contact any member of the Academy Council via the email address. Please put their name in the subject line of the email. 

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