Our E-ACT Ambassadors Group is made up of people who share a great passion for our academy.

Led by a chairperson, E-ACT Ambassadors meet once per term, and will have at least two parent ambassadors elected to the group. They work closely with headteachers, regional and national staff as well as our trustees.

E-ACT Ambassadors Charter

Please note that the board of trustees is the governing body for E-ACT and all E-ACT academies. The E-ACT Ambassadors Group is an advisory body only.

Attendance of trustees at meetings is published on the trust website within E-ACT’s annual report which also contains information on the structure and responsibilities of the board and its committees.

Annual Report

Other important documents that can be found on the trust website include:

  • Trustees’ business and financial interests
  • Articles of Association
  • Master Funding Agreement and Supplemental Agreements
  • E-ACT’s Scheme of Delegation which shows all delegated authorities from the board of trustees
  • E-ACT’s detailed governance overview, showing how we continue to meet all our statutory and regulatory requirements under our regionalised governance model

All of these documents can be found by clicking here.

Our E-ACT Ambassadors are:


Rachael DunningtonAmbassadorial Advisory Group MemberRachael.Dunnington@e-act.org.ukI'm Rachael Dunnington and I am a teaching assistant here at Blackley in Reception. I have always wanted to teach, and gained my degree in Primary education in 2010. I have worked previously in private nursery settings and started working here at the academy in 2015. My aim is to make a difference to every child I meet, being part of the AAG ensures that I succeed in this.
Christopher Jepson BrownAmbassadorial Advisory Group MemberChristopher.Jepson-Brown@E-ACT.org.ukMy name is Chris Jepson-Brown and I have recently joined the Blackley AAG. I have worked at E-Act Blackley Academy since 2016 as a Learning Mentor and have worked in the education sector, in total, for approaching twenty years. Prior to this I worked as a countryside ranger at Hollingworth Lake, near Rochdale. I am an enthusiastic gardener and this is something I am always keen to incorporate into my Learning Mentor role.
I live on the outskirts of Rochdale and apart from gardening am passionate about the ‘great outdoors’, spending my spare time following environmental and conservation issues, hill-walking, camping and taking part in wildlife and landscape photography.
Kiera NuttallAmbassadorial Advisory Group MemberKiera.Nuttall@E-ACT.org.ukMy Name is Keira Nuttall and I am a Year 1 teacher at Blackley Academy. I believe that it is important to have strong relationships with parents and pupils in order to reach our goals of success and the AAG is a great way to help facilitate that.
Rebecca Hughes Chair of Ambassador Rebecca.Hughes@E-ACT.org.uk
Bethany CallaghanAmbassadorial Advisory Group MemberBethany.Callaghan@E-ACT.org.ukHi my name is Beth Callaghan. I am a lunchtime organiser and breakfast club member at E-ACT Blackley and I am also a parent to two children who attend the school.
Darlane BanhamAmbassadorial Advisory Group Member Darlane.Banham@E-ACT.org.uk
Gemma HughesAmbassadorial Advisory Group Member Gemma.Hughes@E-ACT.org.uk

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