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Anthem Community Council

Anthem delegates certain responsibilities to a local Anthem Community Council (ACCs) through an agreed scheme of delegation.

As part of a multi-academy trust, our school is not restricted to the traditional model of local governance that most people are familiar with. 

Society is changing, and our governance structures need to change with it. Anthem is leading the way by launching a completely new kind of governance across its 16 schools with local views, experiences, and expertise at its heart. 

You can find out more about the strategy on the Anthem website.

The new name for local governing bodies is Anthem Community Councils (ACCs). Members of the ACCs will be known as Anthem Community Council members (ACCMs). 

ACCs will have four delegated areas of responsibility:

  • Community
  • Celebration
  • Send, inclusion and safeguarding.
  • Panels

Each ACC will include Anthem Community Council members who are Champions in key areas such as safeguarding, SEND and inclusion, and climate change.

The current members of our ACC are:

Name Position Appointed Interests declared
Zara Thorpe Chair Sept 2021 Employed at Hillcrest Early Years Academy.
Bill Grant Local Governor  May 2023 Retired health and safety manager
Jody Knight Local Governor September 2021 Parent of a pupil attending the school.
Luke Lovelidge Headteacher
ex officio
n/a Nothing to declare
Shayleen Towns Local Governor October 2021 Employed at West Lindsey Local Authority.
Debbie McKay Staff Governor September 2018 (reappointed September 2022)  
How to contact local governors

ACC members can be contacted via the main school address. You can find this on the Contact page of this website. If you wish to contact Miss Zara Thorpe, Chair of Anthem Community Council, please email

A summary table of members' interests and meeting attendance for the last full academic year can be found by clicking on  the link below 

Register of Local Governors 2022-2023

Do you want to make a difference?

If you are passionate about contributing to your community and are interested in finding more out about being part of your school’s ACC, we would love to hear from you!

For further details, please click on the link below to complete this short expression of interest form and a member of our Governance Team will be in touch

Anthem Community Council Expression of Interest Form.