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Academy Council

The City Academy Council meet on a regular basis throughout the year to oversee the running of the Academy.

The Chair of the Academy Council is Ruth Pickersgill – Ruth can be contacted by emailing the Clerk to the Academy Council, Linda Corbidge by emailing [email protected]. Please mark your email subject line with FAO Chair of Academy Council.

Please see the documents below to access further information about the Academy Council members and the Academy Council meetings.

For any enquiries regarding the Academy Council at City Academy please contact Linda Corbidge, Clerk to the Council – [email protected]

Academy Council Members

City Academy Council
TypeAppointing BodyNameDate of ApptTerm ExpiresLink Role
Sponsor 1 – ChairCLF BoardRuth Pickersgill30.11.202129.11.2025Safeguarding, SEND, PSHE&RSE, Com Eng Network
Sponsor 2Chair of Academy CouncilAbdul Malik15.09.202214.09.2026
Sponsor 3COACRaymond Veira09.01.202008.01.2024Community Engagement
Sponsor 4COAC/Local AuthorityAbdi Mohamed07.10.202106.10.2025Behaviour, Attendance
Sponsor 5COACJoanna Tomlin28/01/202127/01/2025Teaching & Learning, CiC, H&S
CLF Deputy CEO (Education)CLF Board – Ex OfficioDan NichollsEx OfficioEx Officio
PrincipalCLF Board- Ex OfficioBen TuckerEx OfficioEx Officio
LA RepresentativeCOAC/Bristol City CouncilLeah Dowty15.09.202214.09.2026
Parent 1Elected by ParentsLian Thielan15.10.201914.10.2023Parental engagement
Parent 2Elected by ParentsImrana Bashir18.05.202217.05.2026
TeacherElected by TeachersClaire Rodgers22.09.202221.09.2026
Support StaffElected by Support StaffLucy Sibbald09.06.202208.06.2026
Student AdvocatePrincipalNathan Richardson01.09.202231.08.2026Student Voice

City Academy Council Pen Portraits


Academy Council Minutes – 30th November 2022

Academy Council Minutes – 5th October 2022

Academy Council Minutes – 29th June 2022

Academy Council Minutes – 11th May 2022

Academy Council Minutes – 9th February 2022

Academy Council Minutes – 17th November 2021

Academy Council Minutes – 6 October 2021

Academy Council Minutes – 23rd June 2021


City Academy Council Register of Business Pecuniary Interests 22-23