Waterside Primary School Academy Council

We aim to develop a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion in which all those connected to Shaw Education Trust feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life. Across our multi-academy trust, our governance roles are composed of approximately 85% white British, 5% minority ethnic background* and 10% wishing not to share their information.

Name of 
Academy 
Councillor

Appointed By:

Term of 
Office 
Expiry Date

Date of Appointment

Designated Areas
of Responsibility

Pecuniary/Business
Interests

Governance at Other
Establishments

Associations
to staff members

Attendance for the current academic year 2022-2023 Attendance for the current academic year 2023-2024

Mrs Sarah Watson
Chair

Trust

December 2025

December 2021

Safeguarding
Pupil premium

None

None

None

2/3 1/1

Mrs Rachel King
Executive Head Teacher

Trust

Continuous whilst appointed as Executive Head teacher

 

None

None

None

3/3 0/1

Mrs Louise Willis

Head of School

Trust Continuous whilst appointed as Head of School   None None None 2/3 (appointed in April) 1/1

Mrs Christine Arnold
Vice Chair

Trust

December 2025

December 2021

SEND

None

None

None

1/3 1/1

Mrs Jill Acar
Non-Teaching

Staff

July 2026

September 2019

 

None

None

None

3/3 1/1
Miss Hollie Willams Staff July 2026 September 2023   None None None   1/1

Mrs Tara Logan

Trust

July 2026

July 2022

Community

None

None

None

2/3 0/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Laura Adams

Clerk to the governing body

 

The Academy Council meetings are also attended by a member of The Shaw Education’s Leadership Team.

This is currently Rachel King , National Primary Director. 

The Chair of the Academy Council can be contacted through the School Office.