Families - join the Academy Advisory Council
If you want to take a closer interest in your children's education, join our Academy Advisory Council
We have space for 3 more parents/carers to join our Academy Advisory Council.
The Academy Advisory Council is a small group and has both staff, parent and local community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the Trust Board.
Each Advisory council meets formally at least termly. The standard term of office is 3 years, but members can put themselves for re-appointment.
The main purpose of the AAC is to support the Principal in the appropriate day to day procedures of the Academy (through feedback and advice) and to identify opportunities to further improve the life experiences and career possibilities of pupils within the Academy.
Also, to provide a forum for consultation with community and parental representatives and a mechanism to ensure the efficient and effective flow of such information through to the Trust Board.
The three key roles of parent advisory members are:
1. To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
2. To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.
3. To provide support to the Principal in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaint procedures.
This role does involve access to children and their safety is paramount. If you are appointed as a Council member you will therefore be subject to mandatory checks including List 99 and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
If you would like to apply - please use this link to complete our online application form.
Parent Advisory Council Member Application Form