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Local Academy Council Vacancies

05th December 2018

The Local Academy Council has vacancies for 1 Co-opted Member and 1 Parent Member.  The role of the Local Academy Council (LAC) is very similar to a school governing body and is to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school & its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Full LAC meetings take place half-termly on a Tuesday morning at 9.30am. In addition, training sessions take place in school and at local venues on specific topics.

Members are expected to take on a Link Member role, which allows them to develop an area of expertise within the school, be able to scrutinise the school’s performance in that area and offer challenges for improvement.

If you have an ability to think strategically and a commitment to improving standards in education along with any of the following:  

  • Experience of being a board member at either another school or in another sector
  • Experience of chairing meetings
  • An understanding of education policy
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of performance managing others
  • Expertise in financial planning & management, premises management, or procurement.
  • Local knowledge and links with the community.

Please consider applying.

LAC Members must be over 18 years old, not be bankrupt, nor have served a long prison sentence, nor have been disqualified from working with children.  All members are subject to a DBS check.

If you would like to be considered as a Member, please download an application form from http://www.pertonacademy.co.uk/view/images/image_gallery/policies/1505141043.docx and submit it to principal@pertonacademy.co.uk (by 4pm, 8th January 2019).  Applications for Co-opted Member will be considered at a meeting of the full Governing Body on Tuesday 5th February 2019.  Applications for Parent Member will be subject to a parental election.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, prior to applying, please contact Rachel Bailye, Chair of Perton Primary Local Academy Council on 01782 987123, 07841 033510 or rbailye@suatrust.co.uk.