Academy Councillors

  • Mrs Hannah Wright

    Academy Councillor

  • Rev Rob Thomas

    Academy Councillor

  • Mr Leon Sears

    Academy Councillor

  • Ms Catherine Mitchell

    Acedemy Councillor

The Co-Chairs of the Academy Council are Mrs Hannah Wright and Mr Leon Sears. They can be contacted c/o the school. 
Keevil Church of England Academy
Main Street
BA14 6LU
Telephone: 01380 870376

The Academy Council operates as a sub-committee of The Acorn Education Trust Board of Trustees.

As a member of the Academy Council their role is to both support and challenge the school by asking questions to help investigate how the school is progressing. 

Much like a Governing Body, the Academy Council’s role is to:

  • Ensure your children learn in a safe environment and to the maximum of their ability
  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Head to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its students
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of students including behaviour, discipline and attendance.

Hannah Wright
I am a foundation governor at the school and have 2 young children; one in Year 2 and another in Year 4. I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 12 years, and am currently taking a career break to raise our children.

Leon Sears
I am a parent governor with one child at Keevil School. A professional marine engineer by vocation, I want to support the school and ultimately our children in achieving their true potential.
Reverend Rob Thomas
I am a foundation governor and Rector of Trowbridge St James' and Keevil. My earlier career was in science and technology, and in business.
Maria O'Brien
I am a staff governor, SENCO and class teacher at the school.
Catherine Mitchell
I’m an associate governor, co-opted to the Governing Body. I’m an employment lawyer and run a specialist law firm which has a number of clients in the education sector. I was also a foundation governor at another primary school for several years.
Grace Dalgleish
I am a parent of two children at the school and a resident of Keevil village.  I joined the Academy Council as a Foundation Governor in the Autumn of 2017.
Ben Gunstone
I am an English Teacher and Head of House at Kingdown School, another school within the Acorn Education Trust.
Steve Carver
I am a resident of Steeple Ashton village, and joined the Academy Council in the Summer of 2017.
Should you wish to see the minutes of our Academy Councillor meetings please contact us on 01380 870376 or email