Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3UH
The principles of governance are the same in academies as in maintained schools, but the governing body has greater autonomy.
Academies are required to have at least two parent governors.
The governing body at Fishponds Church of England Academy is called the Academy Council.
The Academy Council reports directly to a Multi Academy Trust, which is called the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) with the chair and Principal sitting on DBAT with the chairs and Principals of any other schools who are also part of the Trust.
DBAT is a sub committee of the main sponsor of the school, the Diocese of Bristol Academy Company (DoBAC).
Diocese of Bristol Academy Company
Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
Other Academy Trusts
(none at present)
Fishponds Church of England Academy
Academy Councils of other Academies:
Christian Malford CE Primary School, Wiltshire
Easton CE Academy, Bristol
St Mary Redcliffe CE Primary Academy, Bristol
St Peters CE Academy, Chippenham
Tadpole Farm CE Academy, Swindon
Seagry CE Academy, Wiltshire
Somerfords’ Walter Powell CE Academy
Lydiard Millicent CE Primary Academy, Swindon
Ridgeway Farm CE Academy, Swindon
The Deanery, Swindon
Trish Dodds (Chair) - Foundation Member
Katie Leaver - (Vice Chair) Foundation Member
Lizzie Kesteven - Ex Officio/ Foundation Member
Debbie Coker - Principal
Steve Douglas - Foundation Member
Zoe Faullhurst - Foundation Member
Nicki Antwis - (DBAT Member)
Samina Baig - Parent Member
Rachael Illsley - Parent Member
Eric Blencowe - Community Member
Pippa Knowles - Staff Member
Helen Godfrey - Co-opted Member (Academy Business Manager): no voting rights
Rebecca Goodman - Co-opted Member (Vice Principal): no voting rights
Louisa Aldred - Clerk
Academy Council Attendance
Local Board Attendance 2019-2020 click here
Academy Council Declaration of Interests
Declaration of Interests and Term of Office click here
To contact the Chair of The Academy Council, please email: FishpondsCEAcademy@dbat.org.uk