Our Ambassadors are made up of people who share a great passion for our academy.

Led by a chairperson, 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, and focus on the four Cs of Communication, Celebration, Complaints and Community.

Ambassadors Charter

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

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 Ambassadors are:

  • Sam Bush, Chair and Parent Ambassador
  • Elly Oddie, Parent Ambassador
  • Mrs Felicity Hawkins, Headteacher

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Sam Bush

My name is Sam Bush and I have lived in Knowle for the last seven years. I have three children (all girls). The oldest one attends Oasis Academy John Williams but attended Ilminster Avenue from yr 2. My other two girls are in years 2 and 4. They all love Irish dancing and attend a variety of clubs: karate, gymnastics, drama and singing. They keep me very busy indeed!

I have been an academy ambassador for the last three years and I have now taken on the role of chairperson. We have just set up a brand new Pupil Council to work closely with on exciting new projects and to maximise the school’s potential. I am also a SMSA which I love doing! I also volunteer in and around the school. You can normally find me in year 1 where I read and practise keywords with the children. I am also an active member of the PTA, which I have been doing for five years now. We organise fundraiser events and put on events for the children and the school community. We love new members! I am always in and around Ilminster so please come and say hi!


If you would like to become an Academy Ambassador, please contact Mrs Hawkins or speak to any of the Parent Ambassadors.


You can contact the Academy Ambassadors through the office.

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