Brigantia Learning Trust understands that good governance is the bedrock of our Academy Trust.
The Trust has 3 tiers of governance: Members, Trustees/Directors and three Local Academy Boards. Governance at every level is made up entirely of volunteers. These individuals bring their experience and judgement, and accept accountability, not for material benefit, but for the greater public good. In particular to improve the life chances of the pupils/young people in our academies. Each tier of governance is finely balanced to ensure there is appropriate skill, competency and experience to undertake the necessary duties of that team. Collectively they provide leadership, scrutiny and challenge to the Trust Executive Team and Academy Trust overall.
How the business of governance is organised is shown in our handbook, terms of reference, scheme of delegation and annual meeting schedule.
If you would like to become involved in Academy governance, please contact the Executive Principal for an informal discussion.
Longley Park Sixth Form Academy Advisory Council
Each AAC consists of a group of people who could be parents, community nominees, Academy staff and with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 people. They will meet with the Executive Principal and senior leaders.
In attendance at these meetings will be Link Trustees and a member of the Trust Leadership Team. This allows the voice of our local stakeholders to be heard first hand by the Board of Trustees.
The current AAC members for Longley Park Sixth Form are:
Jamie Davies - Executive Principal
Karen Squires - Chair
Matt Goult - Longley Park Sixth Form staff
Mary Pepper – Member
Alison Dennis – Trust Leader
Matthew Fieldsend - Trust Leader
Emma Bryant – Member
Aaron Storr – Member
Lee Vestey - Member
Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes – Member
Leighton Collins - Member
Nikki Bissett - Trust Leader
The Chair of the Trust and the Chief Executive Officer will attend at least one Academy Advisory Council meeting per year.
The Brigantia Learning Trust Board has established five key roles for Academy Advisory Councils:
To advise/act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy;
The five roles translate specifically into the following tasks that the AAC undertakes:
It acts as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community;
For more information about the role of the AAC please view the Academy Advisory Council Handbook or contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org