Academy Council

The academy is governed by the Local Academy Council. (LAC). The LAC has 11 members.

SUAT x 1

Parent x 2

Copted x 5

Staff x 2

Principal x 1

The Chair of the Local Academy Council (LAC) is Mrs. Rachel Bailye and the Vice-Chair is Mrs. Elizabeth Calcott.

The full list of Local Academy Council Members, their roles and involvement is available below.

Local Academy Council Attendance: 2016/17  2017/18

Register of Interests

Committee Membership

The Chair of the Local Academy Council can be contacted as follows:

Mrs. Rachel Bailye

Chief Operating Officer - Staffordshire University Academies Trust
Kern House, Brooms Road, Stone, ST15 0TL
Tel: 01782 987120 Mobile: 07841 033510

Click here for a link to SUAT Board Members


Category Name Roles Term of Office
Co-opted Mrs S Bradley


Special Educational Needs & Inclusion


Email: s.bradley@pertonacademy.co.uk

Mrs C Young

PSED Link Governor

Christine sits on the Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Email: c.young@pertonacademy.co.uk

Mrs. R. Bailye

Rachel Bailye is employed as the Chief Operating Officer for Staffordshire University Academies Trust; providing direction to the business support function within the Trust's academies, planning, leading and implementing organisational development and ensuring resources are used effectively.  Rachel is also on the Local Academy Council at Boney Hay Primary Academy. 


Prior to working for SUAT, Rachel was the Assistant Principal (Business & Finance) at Staffordshire University Academy. Rachel has worked as a Director of Business & Finance at a maintained secondary school and led a 14 - 19 Vocational Educational Centre.


Outside of her employment for SUAT, Rachel runs two businesses; Moss Properties and The Old Farm Dog Boarding.  Rachel is married with two children aged 12 and 7.  In her spare time Rachel is an avid horse rider and both last year and this has competed her horse at national level.

Rachel's roles are: Chair; Safeguarding Link Governor; EYFS Link Governor, English Link Governor, Pupil Premium Link Governor & Looked After Child Link Governor.

Rachel sits on the Acorns Committee (Governor Run Provision) and the Headteacher's Performance Management Committee.

Email: r.bailye@suatrust.co.uk

Clare Yates-Ward

Clare Yates-Ward ~ co-opted governor 
Link governor for Art and PE
Clare has worked in primary education since qualifying as a teacher in 1985. Having taught in Birmingham, Dudley and as a Deputy Head in Wolverhampton, she spent many years teaching in an international school in Spain, before becoming a Headteacher.
On return to the UK,, Clare was a senior Lecturer & GTP Manager at the University of Wolverhampton in under graduate & post graduate primary education for 8 years, finally training for Ofsted Inspection, before semi retiring three years ago.
Current interests include regular gym workouts, dog training & power walking.


Aimee Lavelle
Parent Mr. G. Baker

Looked After Children

Pupil Premium


Email: g.baker@pertonacademy.co.uk

Marcus Francis
Staff Mrs L Wallett


Email: l.wallett@pertonacademy.co.uk

Mrs E Threlkeld



Email: principal@pertonacademy.co.uk

Mr S Naik


Email: s.naik@pertonacademy.co.uk

Associate Mrs K Willis


Email: deputy@pertonacademy.co.uk

Mrs. D. Bate

Debra Bate is employed as the Bursar for Perton Primary Academy; providing business support to the academy, managing the academy's finances, health and safety, premises, HR, safeguarding, administration and Acorns nursery & out of school club, ensuring the academy's resources are used effectively.  Debra was previously Chair of Governors at St. Mary & St. Chad First School and instrumental in establishing the Wolgarston Collaboration.


Prior to working for Perton Academy, Debra's roles have included Parish Council Manager, Auditor, School Admission Appeals Clerk, Governor Services Clerk, Democracy Support Officer, Communications & Marketing Manager, Export Sales Executive and DJ The Beacon Radio Bear.


Outside of her employment for Perton Primary Academy, Debra is married with two children aged 13 and 11.  In her spare time Debra plays cricket, sings in a choir, performs in amateur drama productions and has been known to tap dance.

Debra's roles are: Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Link Governor

Debra sits on the Acorns Committee (Governor Run Provision)



SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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