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Anthem Community Council

As part of a multi-academy trust, our school is not restricted to the traditional model of local governance that most people are familiar with. 

Society is changing, and our governance structures need to change with it. Anthem is leading the way by launching a completely new kind of governance across its 16 schools with local views, experiences, and expertise at its heart. 

You can find out more about the strategy on the Anthem website.

The new name for local governing bodies is Anthem Community Councils (ACCs). Members of the ACCs will be known as Anthem Community Council members (ACCMs). 

ACCs will have four delegated areas of responsibility:

  • Community
  • Celebration
  • Send, inclusion and safeguarding.
  • Panels

Each ACC will include Anthem Community Council members who are Champions in key areas such as safeguarding, SEND and inclusion, and climate change.

The current members of our ACC are:


Name Position

Date Appointed

End Date for term of office Interests declared Stepped Down (if applicable)
Caroline Harvey Chair, Local Governor, Trust appointed 7 Apr 2022.  Appointed chair on 16 Dec 2022. 6 April 2026 None Declared  
Paul Carpenter Headteacher 1 Jan 2024 N/A Staff Member n/a
Resignations in Last 12 Months          



Date Appointed

End Date for term of office

Interests Declared

Stepped Down  (if applicable)

Melanie Murfin
Headteacher 1 Jan 2013      
  n/a Staff member and member of NAHT 31 Dec 23
Laura Hanser Staff Governor 1 Nov 2015. Reappointed for second term on 1 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2023 Staff Member and member of NAHT 31 Oct 23
Maddi Popoola Local Governor, Trust appointed 30 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2024 None declared 16 Oct 23
Kym Reeves Local Governor, Trust appointed 11 April 2016, Reappointed for second term on 11 Apr 2020 10 Jan 2024 Parent of children attending the school 21 Nov 23
Mandy Webber Staff Governor, Trust appointed 26 Sept 2022 25 Sep 2026 Staff Member 21 Nov 23

ACC members can be contacted via the main school address. You can find this on the Get in Touch page of this website. If you wish to contact Caroline Harvey, Chair of the ACC, you can do so via the Clerk using the following email address: 

A summary table of members' interests and meeting attendance for the last full academic year can be found on

Do you want to make a difference?

If you are passionate about contributing to your community and are interested in finding more out about being part of your school’s ACC, we would love to hear from you!

For further details, please click on the link below to complete this short expression of interest form and a member of our Governance Team will be in touch.

Anthem Community Council Expression of Interest Form.