Much like a Governing Body, the Academy Council’s role is to ensure your children learn in a safe environment and to the maximum of their ability. The Wallscourt Farm Academy council typically meets once a term. There is a standard agenda for each meeting which includes reviewing data on quality of teaching and learning, progress, school budget, attendance, behaviour and safety. We have also helped to feedback on numerous policies and procedures.
Through ‘Learning walks’ we have been able to see firsthand what happens during the school day and see the children’s learning in action. Each learning walk is focused on a specific area (eg. Mathematics, reading) and it really helps to bring alive what is actually going on during the day, rather than just reviewing reports and statistics.
We have attended Cabot Learning Federation board meetings to understand the Federation’s overall strategy, achievement and performance and discuss Council roles and responsibilities with council members from other Schools. The CLF have also provided a training programme which has helped in developing a better understanding of our roles on the academy council, what we should expect to understand and how we should be supporting/challenging the Leadership team.
The Chair of the Academy Council is Michael Small – Michael can be contacted by emailing the Clerk to the Academy Council, Leigh Paul by emailing [email protected] Please mark your email subject line with FAO Chair of Academy Council.
Record of attendance at meetings and our register of pecuniary interests can be found below.