Academy Council

Academy Council (Formerly Local Governing Body)

The Abbey Mead Primary Academy is made up of volunteers (known as ‘academy councillors) who commit their time to work alongside the leadership team of the academy to play an important part in raising academy standards.

The Academy Council has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.
Academy Council of Abbey Mead Primary Academy 2019 – 20
NamePosition of ResponsibilityCommittees the Academy Councillor serves on
PrincipalPerformance and Standards Committee
Performance and Standards Committee
Performance and Standards Committee
Co-ChairPerformance and Standards Committee
Co-ChairPerformance and Standards Committee
Performance and Standards Committee
Ben BurpittSafeguarding

Contact: The Chair(s) of the Academy Council can be contacted via the academy.

The Abbey Mead Primary Academy Council meets regularly to meet these functions and other responsibilities. The academy councillors also visit the academy to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions.

Scheme of Delegation

The Abbey Mead Primary Academy Council operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the TMET Trust Board. To view our current scheme please click here.

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