Each Academy within the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has its own Advisory Council (AAC) that works closely with the Principal.
The AAC is a small group and has staff, parent and community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GDFT Trust Board.
The AAC meets formally at least termly and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy .
The Beacon Primary Academy has three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Academy:
- To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
- To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.
- To provide support to the Principal in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaint procedures.
The Beacon Primary Academy has established an Academy Advisory Council who will be moving to the new Terms of Reference shortly. The Council currently includes the following members from a range of backgrounds:
- Community Members – Daniel Vines, Paul Charles, Magdalena Pazola, Paul Charles and PCSO Claire Scott
- Parent Members – Claire Flint, Michelle Turner and Rachel Barker
- Staff Members – Lisa Wright, Andrea Hall
- Principal – Corinna Wright
- Trust Senior Education Adviser – Claire Willerton
Click here to view the Trust Governance Arrangments.