Solebay Academy Council consists of five elected parents and the Principal who act as a communication link between other parents, the school and the Paradigm board. We represent first and foremost the parents at Solebay and through regular contact with Janet and other teachers at the school.

We aim to provide a channel through which parents can express whatever concerns or questions they might have regarding all aspects of school life. Our aim is to help address and resolve as many of those concerns as possible, and to that end we meet regularly as a group, and also host Academy Council meetings, chaired by the council chairwoman, Beth Hale, once every half term to which all parents are invited. Minutes from each meeting can be viewed on this website, so that parents can see what issues have been discussed and what action is being taken.

Academy Council Members

Beth Hale, Chair

I have two children at Solebay, in Year 2 and Reception. I have lived locally since 1999 and work in the City as a solicitor.

Claire Allfree

I’m a freelance arts journalist and editor who writes predominantly on theatre and books for national newspapers. I have a daughter in Reception at Solebay and I live in Stepney Green.

Last updated August 30, 2023