Academy Council

Our Academy Council is made up of members from the local community, including parents and staff. Unlike some other Academies, we do not have a sponsor and remain entirely independent. The Academy Council is responsible for overseeing the educational direction of the school to ensure all our children achieve as well as they can.

Councilors meet twice per term in addition to termly committee meetings. All Councilors are expected to make a formal visit to the school each year to monitor the impact of their decisions and the progress the Headteacher  is making towards securing school improvement.

In addition to the Academy Council, the Academy Trust has appointed 6 Councilors to serve as Company Directors (or trustees). The Board of Directors meet at least once per year for an Annual General Meeting.

Mrs Ruth Mashiter is the Company Secretary (previously known as the Clerk to the Governors) and can be contacted via the school.

The Academy Council Chair is Mr Herman Stuart. If you would like to contact him please do so via the school.

Copies of all meetings of the Academy Council are available on request. Please contact the school.

From time to time we have vacancies for a Parent Academy Council member. If you would like to know more about being a Parent Academy Councilor or would like to be considered as a Parent Councilor when the next vacancy arises please contact the school to let us know.

Academy Council Responsibilities:

Child Protection/Safeguarding
Herman Stewart – Chair
Challenged Based Learning
Wayne Dawkins- Community Academy Councilor
Health  & Safety
Amber Marshall – Parent Academy Councilor
Pupil Premium
Herman Stewart
Sports Premium
Herman Stewart
Arts Mark
Amber Marshall


 Please Click on the following links to view/download.

VPA Local Governing Body Members – January 2017

Publication of Governors Information – Summary of Members – September 2016

Summary of Governors’ attendance 2015-16


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