Community Council

Governance of our school 

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the governance body responsible for the school as a whole with the Board of Trustees accountable for decisions made. For more information on the Trust and how our governance structure works, please visit (Trust Governance and Community Council documents) noting in particular the Scheme of Delegation and Accountability and Representation documents. The Trust Legal and Governance Director can also be emailed on 


Welcome and Introduction to our Community Council

The Trust governance model recognises that Community Councils are, whilst a full and formal part of the governance structure in line with the Trust’s Articles of Association, wholly advisory bodies who focus on:

Community councillors are a much valued group of volunteers that play a crucial role in our school offering challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal and Senior Leadership team on behalf of the children and community that the school serves. They know and celebrate the strengths of the community that the school serves alongside holding the highest aspirations and expectations for our pupils. 

Community councillors are appointed from current parents, staff and pupils alongside committed individuals from the wider community. Councillors have an interest in the education and wider opportunities offered by the school to all pupils and have some free time to give to supporting the school in giving our children the very best education and experiences. 

If you are interested in finding out more about John Locke's Community Council, please contact Darrell Butler, Principal or Ranjit Dhadwal, Chair of Community Council via

Community Council Members

Darrell Butler, Principal - appointed 02/12/2022

Ranjit Dhadwal, Chair of Community Council / Parent - appointed 02/12/2022

Sudhakar Rangula, Parent - appointed 02/12/2022

Sue Webb, Community - appointed 02/12/2022

Dawn Reed, Community - appointed 02/12/2022

Isabelle Lennon, Staff- appointed 02/12/2022

Sajida Akhtar, Staff- appointed 02/12/2022

We are currently looking to recruit up to two additional community councilors to join our Community Council. Ideally this will be someone from the local community who can work with the school to further develop our provision for pupils. If you are interested in working with us, please contact Darrell Butler, Principal or Ranjit Dhadwal, Chair of Community Council -