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Academy Committee

The role of the Academy Committee

Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust (IFPT)  Board have established an “Academy Committee” for Abbey View Primary Academy. The overarching purpose of an Academy Committee is to support and provide effective challenge around the strategic direction and performance of the relevant academy within the framework and parameters set by the Trust Board. Those serving on an Academy Committee are accountable to the Trust Board and must ensure that at all times they act in good faith and in the best interests of the academies and the Trust, exercising reasonable care and skill having particular regard to the personal knowledge and experience. The role and responsibilities of the Academy Committee is detailed in the Academy Committee Terms of Reference.

An Academy Committee’s core duties are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Effective challenge of the principal for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils
  • Effective review and challenge of the financial performance of the academy to ensure that its money is well spent.


The diagram below highlights where the Academy Committee sits within IFPT’s governance structure


Meet Abbey View Primary Academy Committee Representatives

The Academy Committee is responsible for the continued success of Abbey View Primary Academy.
Danielle Short


 I joined the IFPT Board of Trustees in 2023 and was appointed as Chair of Abbey View Primary Academy Committee. I have been teaching in secondary schools for 15 years, with my longest serving role as Head of English in an Outstanding school in London. I am now Head of Inclusion and training to be a SENCO. I look forward to working with the Trust and in particular with AVPA staff and parents to support and advocate for our children, as I feel strongly that an enriching education and school experience is the key to building a secure foundation for children to have a happy, fulfilling life. My eldest son attends Abbey View in Year One and my youngest son is starting school next year. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my children, reading, travelling, and cooking.

Vice Chair
Gilly Bradbury
Gilly is a qualified legal professional and mum who joined the Trust in 2020. Her son attends AVPA and Gilly is well connected with the school parent community and keen to represent their interests at Academy meetings. In her spare time, Gilly enjoys walking her cocker spaniel and going to the gym.

Academy Representative

Andy Foweather

Andy has lived in High Wycombe since 2015, moving with his family from Gerrards Cross and joined the Academy Committee in July 2022. He worked for the majority of his career in FMCG with over 11 years experience as a UK & Ireland and EMEA region commercial board director for General Mills. For the last four years Andy is leading a boutique business consultancy with offices in High Wycombe and Toronto. Andy is an active parent, with two daughters, one attending Abbey View and the other at Wycombe High School. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Academy Representative

Mohammed Atabani








Academy Representative

Kalbir Gill

Kalbir has lived in High Wycombe since 2015 and since then worked locally at various Law Firms, more recently as a Partner at Reynolds Parry Jones, which has now merged with Blaser Mills.  Kalbir currently works as a Legal Counsel specialising in Commercial Property Law.  Kalbir enjoys being involved in strategic decisions and as an Academy Committee Representative is keen on making a valuable contribution to the success of AVPA, while offering a parent perspective on all matters, and giving back to the local community. 

Academy Representative

Zara Sohail




Zara joined the IFPT Board of Trustees in 2023 in addition to becoming Chair of the PTFA at Abbey View, when her son started attending the school. She is interested in playing a vital role in shaping the education system in her community and advocating for students as well as parents and teachers needs and interests. She has over 11 years professional experience at a multinational pharmaceutical company in a variety of finance and risk management roles. Zara enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with her family.

Interested in joining Abbey View Primary Academy Committee? We would love to hear from you. 

Please click on the link below to express interest:

Expressing Interest in becoming an Abbey View Primary Academy Committee Representative Form