RUGS Group

The RUGS is the name for our MAT Student Council.  It stands for the Really Useful Generation Students’ Group.  Its membership is (usually) a boy and a girl from each of the academies within the Trust elected by their own student communities.  Their term of office is a maximum of 2 years.  Members of the RUGS are also ambassadors for the Trust.  The Group meets at least once every term and is chaired by the CEO.

The current membership is as follows:

  • Ash Green – Samanvi Machineni (Year 5) and Isla de Pee (Year 5)
  • Ellison – Emily Conroy (Year 6) and Ben Lee (Year 6)
  • Gladstone – Ruby Mills (Year 5) and Jacob Kelsall (Year 5)
  • Goldenhill – Paige Boot (Year 6) and Maison Cookson (Year 6)
  • Summerbank – Khadija Hussain (Year 6) and Abu-Bakr Mehmood (Year 6)


Their mission statement is – “To inspire development strategies for learning for every child in the MAT!”

These are some of their ideas for how to do this:


Simply click to view any of the documents listed below:

We are the RUGS

Images chosen to represent HQ learning

Questions for the Children’s Minister from the children of Societas

Response from the Childrens Minister

Feedback from the final meeting in 2017/2018 on 6 JULY 2018