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The Academy Committee

Academy Committee – Riverside Primary School


Our Academy Committee consists of staff elected members, parent elected members and co-opted members appointed by the Trust Board.

As a committee of the Trust Board at Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET), we work collaboratively to ensure there is:

  • Clarity of Vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • A means of holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupil, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff and their continued professional development
  • Oversight of the financial performance of the organisation and making sire its money is well spent

Our Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference documentation ensures that we provide a governance framework which is transparent and robust, the work of the Academy Committee supports the Trust Board by monitoring the school’s key areas of focus including that of the community.

The key areas of focus for the Academy Committee include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Behaviour and Attitudes to Learning
  • Quality of Education
  • Curriculum
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium
  • Equality Act
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Wellbeing of Staff
  • Early Years/Sixth Form
  • Focus Group of Students
  • Personal Development
  • Data/Evidence
  • Governance Development & Training


Chair of the Academy Committee: Kyle Taylor

Academy Committee Members:

  • Stuart Bourne (Co-opted Academy Committee Member)
  • Simon Carter (Co-opted Academy Committee Member)
  • Kirsty Cruttenden (Staff Elected Academy Committee Member)
  • Helen Robson (Head of School)
  • Kyle Taylor (Co-opted Academy Committee Member)
  • Becky Wild (Parent Elected Academy Committee Member)

Vacancies: There is currently vacancies for a Parent Elected Academy Committee Member and Co-opted Academy Committee Members)

If you are interested in joining the Academy Committee, please contact Rachelle Stevens, Head of Governance and Company Secretary, via the email address