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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 Postion


Interests declared Stepped Down (if applicable)

Laura Hanser

Staff Governor

1 Nov 2015. Reappointed for second term on 1 Nov 2019

Staff Member and member of NAHT

Caroline Harvey Chair, Local Governor, Trust appointed 7 Apr 2022.  Appointed chair on 16 Dec 2022. None Declared  

Melanie Murfin


1 Jan 2013

Staff member and member of NAHT


Maddi Popoola

Local Governor, Trust appointed

30 Jan 2020

None declared

16 October 2023

Kim Reeves

Local Governor, Trust appointed 

11 Apr 2016. Reappointed for second term on 11 Apr 2020

Parent of child attending the school

Mandy Webber Staff Governor, Trust appointed 26 Sept 2022 Staff Member  

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.