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The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and will have staff, parent and 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 GDFT Trust Board.
The Mansfield Primary Academy Advisory Council will be expected to formally meet termly and and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy.
The Council has three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Mansfield Primary Academy:
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.
The Mansfield Primary Academy has an established Advisory Council who will be moving to new Terms of Reference during this academic year. The Council currently includes the following members from a range of backgrounds:
Principal (Chair): Josh Lane
Community Members: Paul Egginton
Trust Senior Education Adviser: Darren Price
Parent Members: Joanne Hebden
Staff Member: TBC
Clerk to the Council: Anita Farnworth