Academy Committee

The local academy committee serves as a knowledgeable resource within the community, offering a distinct perspective and the delegated duty to both assist and question the school and the Trust. Members of the local academy committee act as the Trustees' representatives in the community, providing valuable insight and feedback.

 

In line with the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation, representatives are responsible for supporting school improvement and engaging with school leaders and the community in order to ensure that all pupils and students reach their full potential, regardless of background or level of ability.

 

Fully supported by the Trust’s Board of Trustees and Governance team, representatives are responsible for:

 

  • knowing, understanding and challenging pupils’ overall progress and attainment. This means being clear about where the attainment gaps are, what provisions are in place to close those gaps and the impact of those provisions;

  • monitoring child protection and welfare in the school including attendance, behaviour, suspensions and permanent exclusions;

  • hearing any appeals as part of the complaints process and sitting on discipline panels in relation to suspensions and permanent exclusions;

  • evaluating their own effectiveness through the committee action plan, annual impact assessments, skills audits and governance professional facilitated self-evaluation.

 

School visits help representatives to understand more about their school and the reality of school life.  We encourage representatives to take on specific roles, dependent upon their personal interests, professional skills, and experiences within the community.

 

Being a representative is a very rewarding experience.  You will be part of a team who is working to improve the life chances of children across the city of Birmingham, some of whom come from very challenging backgrounds. You will learn new skills whilst giving something back to the community you live and work in.  Our local representatives are committed to the Trust’s vision of ‘enabling every child to succeed in school and in life’, they give their time and energy to oversee the school’s performance and commitment to its wider civic duty. 

School governance is enhanced by a team from a diverse range of professional, social, and cultural backgrounds: if you are interested in becoming a local community representative please get in touch with our governance team: clerk@the-pact.co.uk.

 

Principles of Public Conduct


Local academy committee representatives are required to follow the principles of public conduct set out by the Nolan Committee, including the declaration of individual Representatives' interests. The full register of interests along with the key information about the current membership of the committee can be accessed here:

Name

Governor Type

Connections to Staff

Term of Office Start

Other School Governor Posts Held

Business Interests Declared

Term of Office End

Mrs Lucy Middleton

Head of School

None

01.09.2020


None

None

Mrs Emily Dunning

Deputy Head

None

21.06.2021


None

None

Sean Boyd

Appointed - Chair

None

21.06.2021

Ceaders Academy - Since 2022

Head Teacher at Lakey Lane since Sept 2021

20.06.2025

Tracy Thistlethwaite

Appointed

None

18.10.2023

None

None

17.10.2027

Vacant

Vacant


Vacant

Lindsey Trevitt

Resigned

None

05.07.2022

04.07.2026

None

24.01.2024

Mrs Pauline Harrison

Resigned

None

21.06.2021

30.06.2023

None

None

Rebecca Allen

Resigned

None

21.06.2021

03/07/2023

None

Vicar at St Columba's CoE, Banners Gate and Chaplain to Bishop of Bham.

Contact Us

Sutton Park Primary School
Coppice View Road
Sutton Coldfield
B73 6UE

Phone: 0121 464 7355

Email: enquiry@suttonparkprimary.co.uk

 

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