Community Council 


Governance of Griffin


The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the governance body responsible for Griffin 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 Griffin

○ The ambition, appropriateness and effectiveness of our curriculum for our students


○ The wellbeing of students, families and staff


In 2021-2022 we are also have the following key priorities:


Key priority 1: Securing good outcomes for all of our students and further developing of a diverse, rich & vibrant Curriculum 

Key priority 2: Creating a coherent plan to link the academic & social elements of student life to support success. 

Key Priority 3: Developing our student and staff development programme for all.


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


Community councillors are appointed from current parents/ carers, staff and staff alongside committed individuals from the wider community. Councillors have an interest in the education and wider opportunities offered by Griffin to all students and have some free time to give to supporting the school to ensure all of our students are World Ready & Test Ready through our creative Inside Out Learning model.


If you are interested in finding out more about Griffin’s Community Council, please contact Karen Bastick-Styles (Executive Head) 


Please see Griffin CC Documents: Gf. CC Main Documents: 2021-2022

Community Council: Notes for Visit 1. 30th November 2021