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

  • SUAT x 1
  • Parent x 2
  • Co-opted x 5
  • Staff x 2
  • Headteacher x 1

The Chair of the Local Academy Council (LAC) is Mr. Marcus Francis and the Vice-Chair is Mrs. Sue Martin.

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

Local Academy Council Attendance:

Meeting Attendance

Local Academy Council Declarations:


the Local Academy Council can be contacted as follows:

Mr. Marcus Francis

Perton Primary Academy, Sandown Drive, Perton, WV6 7PS

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Category Name Role Term of Office
Co-opted Marcus Francis Chair

Marcus has lived in Perton since 1977.  As one of the earliest residents, he grew up here, attending the local schools. He is the owner of a commercial insurance brokerage which is also Perton based and has served on Perton Parish Council for four years. Marcus is also actively involved in the local Round Table and 41 Club, bringing Father Christmas and his sleigh to Perton every year along with other charity work. Outside of this, he is married with two children, both currently attend Perton Primary Academy.

Link Governor for Safeguarding & Overall effectiveness.


 Craig Lindley Craig has a daughter who previously attended Perton Academy and is now a co-opted governor. He is link governor for Curriculum and Assessment.


Sue Martin Vice-Chair

Sue is a former member of staff at Perton Primary Academy who has experience in finance, HR and Health and Safety.


Link Governor for Health & Safety and Finance.

Mrs Gemma Summerfield Mrs Summerfield has two children at the school. She is link governor for Core Curriculum subjects


Jessica Dunn Jessica has twin daughters in Nursery. She is link Govenor for Early Years.


Staff Lorraine Wallett


Lorraine Wallet is an experienced Teaching Assistant, specialised in helping children with Special Educational Needs.  She knows Perton Primary Academy well having been involved with it as a parent of three pupils, volunteer and member of staff over 20 years.

Lorraine also supports the academy working as part of the Administrative and Finance Team.







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