As a member of the Acorn Education Trust the structure of the Academy Council and its responsibilities are set out in the Acorn Education Trust Scheme of delegation.
The Academy Council plays a vital role in the governance and accountability of West Ashton C of E Primary School. The Academy Council is made up of Governors who want to make a positive contribution to all our children’s education.
The Academy Council acts as a critical friend of the school. They work closely with the Headteacher and make decisions collectively as a team. They conduct their business through meetings, using relevant documents and advice from the Headteacher for guidance.
The Academy Council meet four times a year as a whole body. Governors usually serve a four year term on the Governing Body. The Academy Councillors are expected to attend regular training programmes in order to enable them to continue developing a better understanding of the role on the Academy Council, what they should expect to understand and how they should be supporting/challenging the Leadership team.
When there is a vacancy for a parent-governor, all parents are informed and asked if they wish to join. If there are more applicants than places, a secret ballot is arranged.
If you would like to speak to the Chair of Academy Council please contact the school who will put you in touch.