River Mead School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. The responsibility for the strategic management of the school is shared between the Head of School, The Board of Directors and the Academy Advisors.
The Academy Advisors support River Mead School and have a general responsibility for the strategic management of the school. They are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school – that is the function of the Head of School.
Academy Advisor – Chair of AAG
I chose to become an Academy Adviser for River Mead because I am really impressed with everything the school is doing. I hope my wide experience of education as a secondary headteacher and more recently as an education consultant will enable me to make a difference.
I am the Executive Head Teacher for The Mead Academy Trust.
I am the Head Teacher of River Mead.
Co-Opted (No Voting Rights)
Lou is a Deputy Head Teacher at River Mead.
I chose to become an advisor at River Mead as I have strong links with the school stretching back for twenty five years when my children attended the school. The school provided them both with a love of learning and a strong foundation on which to build. I taught in Melksham for a number of years, before moving to Trowbridge where I am now a headteacher. I hope that my knowledge of the school and its community, alongside my educational background will enable me to support the school on its journey forwards.
Having three children currently attending Rivermead School, I am personally invested in it and thrilled to join the Academy Advisory Group. With a foot in both worlds I hope to act as a conduit between the parents of Rivermead, and the AAG, ensuring that voices are heard. As a Creative Producer and founder of my own arts production company my work centres around social engaged arts practice. I believe enrichment activities can be transformative for children and families at all ages and stages of their lives, enabling us to connect with one another in novel and inspiring ways.
I have joined the Academy Advisory team as I believe a good primary education to be the most important step in a persons life. A good foundation allows you to build a good future. I hope to support the school in its mission.
Academy Advisor – Vice Chair