Community Council

Our Community Council

Governance of our school 

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 (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


Welcome and Introduction 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


For the academic Year 2021 - 2022 - the Community  council will support the school in focusing on the following priorities 

  • Reading - supporting children learning to read  in KS1 and KS2. Encouraging reading for pleasure 

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 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 be  a place where pupils, staff, parents and the community learn and grow together.


If you are interested in finding out more about Millfield Primary Community Council, please contact Amanda Bidecant at


 Message from the Community Council Chair 

Here at Millfield Primary School we strive to give our children the best possible start to life by creating a safe environment which provides them with the best opportunity to achieve their full potential.

 We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring staff who are led by an excellent and committed Head.

 As a community council we are here to support the staff, but also provide the challenge needed to ensure strong progress and attainment. We do this by carrying out regular visits into the classes and with talking to key members of staff.

We look forward to working with parents, carers and the community for the benefit of your children. If you have any questions for me then I can be contacted on or via the office.

 Community Council Chair - Emma Gunbie