Community Council

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the governance body responsible for the school as a whole with the Board of Trustees accountable for decisions made.

For more information on the Trust and how our governance structure works, please visit www.elliot foundation.co.uk (Trust Governance and Community Council documents) noting in particular the Scheme of Delegation and Accountability and Representation documents.

The Trust Legal and Governance Director can also be emailed on jem.shuttleworth@elliotfoundation.co.uk .

Community Council

Community councillors are a much valued group of volunteers that play a crucial role in our school offering challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal and Senior Leadership team on behalf of the children and community that the school serves. They know and celebrate the strengths of the community that the school serves alongside holding the highest aspirations and expectations for all of our pupils.


Community councillors are appointed from current parents, staff and pupils alongside committed individuals from the wider community. Councillors have an interest in the education and wider opportunities offered by the school to all pupils and have some free time to give to supporting the school to continue to be a successful and popular school at the heart of our local community.


If you are interested in finding out more about Chandos Primary’s Community Council, please contact James Allan, the Principal.

We are not currently looking to recruit to our Community Council.

The Trust governance model recognises that Community Councils are, whilst a full and formal part of the governance structure in line with the Trust’s Articles of Association, wholly advisory bodies who focus on;

  • The ethos and values of the school

  • The ambition, appropriateness and effectiveness of the school’s curriculum for its children

  • The wellbeing of pupils, families and staff

This year, 2022-2023, our Community Council will be pursuing the following priorities:

  • Autumn - The revised Chandos Curriculum Model - it’s Intent, Implementation and Impact

  • Spring - The impact of post Covid funding for vulnerable children and families

  • Summer - The emotional health and wellbeing of children, pupil voice/questionnaire


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