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Easton Primary School


The Trust


Avocet Academy Trust was founded in 2014 with the shared belief that collaboration is the key to success. This belief is adopted at all levels throughout each of the Academy schools.


Our vision centres on the child. The way we ensure everything centres on the child is through our core values:

  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Responsibility
  • Enrichment
  • Inclusion.

We believe that this enables children to excel in whatever they do.


Avocet MAT is based on a set of values that determine all actions and decisions made throughout the Trust. All of these values are centered around the children to ensure that they have the perfect platform from which to grow.

With all decisions and actions based around these core values we are able to deliver an education which takes into account the needs of the different pupils, schools and communities in which they serve.


In November 2023 Avocet Academy joined East Anglian Schools Trust 


EAST Local Governing Bodies


Each school within the Trust has an Governing Body. 

The Trust Board has established five key roles for Governing Bodies:

  • To advise/act as a critical friend to the school leader;
  • To advise the Trust Board about local issues they need to consider that affect the school;
  • Represent the interest of the school community in the running of the school;
  • Represent the school in it's community;
  • Provide support to the school leader in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential in the life of the school.


The five roles translate specifically into the following tasks that the GB undertakes: 

  • it acts as a key link between the school, parents and local community;
  • it supports the work of the school in the community;
  • it supports the school leadership team in the development and implementation of the school development plan and other relevant plans, ensuring that the Trust ethos remains at the heart of the school community; ​​​​​​
  • it helps on the ground with the implementation of certain whole Trust and school policies;
  • it offers challenging by positive and proactive support to the school leader;
  • it regularly reviews the schools performance in relation to the Key Performance Indicators.


For further information relating to the Governance structure at the Trust then please follow this link for further information.



Members of our Local Governing Body

Jeremy Mead - Chair of LAB

Appointed 2nd September 2020 to 1st September 2021

Mr Alistair Smith - Parent and Safeguarding LAB Member

Nominated by the LA and the Governing Body 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2021

Mr Duggan

Jonathan Duggan - Health and Safety LAB Member


I live in Easton on our farm with my wife Mary. I am CEO of one of the largest commodity trading companies in the UK trading various commodities worldwide and also a director of a property management company.


My main hobby is collecting , restoring and racing classic sports cars which I race at most major UK race circuits.


I very much enjoy being a board member at Easton Primary school and a director and Trustee of Avocet Academy Trust.


Appointed by the Governing Board 2nd October 2019 to 7th November 2023

Fran Brooks


Apoointed by the LAB 3.1.2023


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Local Advisory Board - Attendance

All agendas and minutes are available upon request (excepting confidential documents) 

Please contact stating which document you are requesting.