Academy Council

ACADEMY COUNCIL

The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) is overseen by a Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and administration of DBAT and schools run by DBAT. DBAT is accountable to external government agencies including the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency and the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education provided by the schools and its management of public funds and it is required to have systems in place through which it can assure itself of quality, safety and good practice.

In order to assist in the discharge of these responsibilities the Board of Directors of DBAT appoints Local Academy Council members for particular schools. The Local Academy Council for Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy has been established to ensure the good governance of both schools and to ensure that the business of the Academies is conducted in accordance with their purpose and ethos. The people appointed to the Local Academy Council have connections to the schools and/or communities and churches they serve.

The Local Academy Council of Lydiard Millicent CE Primary and Ridgeway Farm CE Academy meet six times a year. It monitors progress, ratifies policies, plans future work and discusses issues relevant to the schools. Much work is carried out by sub-committees who give feedback at these meetings on the work they have carried out.

  Name and Role
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Chair of Academy Council
Maths Academy Council Member
Matthew Young
Vice Chair of Academy Council
Parent Academy Council Member
Safeguarding Academy Council Member
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Head teacher
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Wider Curriculum Academy Council Member
Wellbeing Academy Council Member
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Christian Distinctiveness Academy Council Member
http://www.lydiardmillicentceps.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Blank-M.jpg John Blakiston
English Academy Council Member
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Staff Academy Council Member
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SEND Academy Council Member

Sub-committees and working parties meet frequently to look at matters relevant to Curriculum, Staffing, Finance, Special Educational Needs, Site Management, Target Setting, Travel Planning, etc. In addition to this, individual Academy Council members are also designated a subject responsibility and they spend time in class and with teachers learning more about this.

Types of Academy Council members (previously called Governors):

DBAT Members – appointed directly by the Main Board of Directors;

Foundation Members – appointed by the appropriate Parochial Church Council in accordance with such Diocesan procedures as may be in place from time to time but subject to the prior written consent of the main Board;

Ex-officio Foundation Member – the principal officiating minister of the parish in which the relevant Academy is situated or, if he/she declines to act, a person appointed to act in his/her stead by the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the Academy is situated;

Community Members – appointed by the Local board with the consent of the Academy Council, provided that the person lives or works in the community served by the Academy or, in the opinion of the Academy Council, is committed to the Academy Council members and success of the Academy;

Staff member – elected by employees of DBAT working at the relevant schools in accordance with such procedure as the Main Board may direct;

Parent Members – elected or appointed by parents of registered pupils at the relevant academies in accordance with such procedure as the Local Board may determine;

Principal/Head Teacher – the Principal/Head teacher of each Academy shall be an ex-officio Local Board member;

Co-opted Academy Council members– appointed by the Local Academy Council, these are people with specific skills chosen to help members with their responsibilities or as potential members to ensure succession planning.  Co-opted Academy Council members are not full members of the Academy Council and do not have a vote.

Who we are

All Academy Council member roles have a 4 year tenure (date of appointment is 4 years prior to end of term) except the ex officio roles where there is no start or finish.

Local Board Member Name (including the Principal and Clerk)

Position on the Local Board

Date of

appointment

Length of term of office

Date of end of term /

Date of resignation

Appointing body

Additional responsibilities

Business or pecuniary interest

Stuart James
Community AC
Chair 15.03.2017 4 YEARS 15.03.2021 Local Board Maths AC
Finance AC
None
Matthew Young
Parent AC
Vice chair 11.10.2019 4 YEARS 11.10.2023 LM Parenting Body Parent AC
Safeguarding AC
Parent of child at LM
Carly Luce Principle N/A N/A N/A Reserved Position N/A None
Rev. Tudor Roberts
Ex-Officio Foundation
Christian Distinctiveness N/A N/A N/A Reserved Position Christian Distinctiveness N/A
Joanne Lakin
Community AC
Wider Curriculum & Welling Being 16.09.2020 4 YEARS 15.09.2024 Local Board Wellbeing AC
Wider Curriculum AC
Parent of child at LM
Sadie Herbert

Community AC

SEND AC Member 22.05.2019 4 YEARS 22.05.2023 Local Board SEND
English AC
None
Alex George

Staff

Staff 22.05.2019 4 YEARS 22.05.2023 Staff Staff AC None
John Blakiston
Foundation AC
English AC 15.05.2017 4 YEARS 15.05.2021 DBAT English AC Director of Nameco
               
               
               
Carli Williams Clerk 01.10.2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Local Board Members who have resigned in last 12 months

Local Board Member Name

Position on the Local Board

Date of

appointment

Length of term of office

Date of end of term /

Date of resignation

Appointing body

Additional responsibilities

Business or pecuniary interest

David Cain
Foundation
Chair 30.08.2016 4 YEARS 10.08.2020 DBAT Finance AC Self employment as Management Consultant since 1980.

Director of Ducklet Limited since 2006.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance since 2010.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Property Services Ltd since 2010.

Director and Member and Finance Portfolio Holder of All Saints Church of England Academy since 2011.

Member (Diocesan Synod) of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance Limtied since 2015.

Chairman of Exeter Diocesan Trust since 2010.  Trustee of All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth since 2011.

Custodian Trustee and Hon Treasurer of St Luke’s College Foundation since 20

Stephen Jones
Community
Safeguarding & Prevent AC

H&S AC

01.09.2019 4 YEARS 23.02.2021 Local Board Safeguarding AC
H&S AC
None

 

Lydiard Millicent & Ridgeway Farm, Local Board Member Attendance Academic Year 2020-2021

Carly Luce

Principal

Stuart James

Chair,

CG

Matthew Young

Vice-Chair,

PG

Alex George

SG

Sadie Herbert

SG

Joanne Lakin

CG

Tudor Roberts

FG

Stephen Jones

CG

John Blakiston

FG

16.09.2020

LGB

P P P P P P P P P
14.10.2020

LGB

A P P P P P P P P
18.11.2020

LGB

P P P P P P P P P
16.12.2020

LCM

P P P P P P P A P
20.01.2021

LGB

P P P P P A P P P
24.02.2021

LCM

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

N/A

P

Key: P = Present          A= Absent            Shape    = not yet a member of the Local Board on this meeting date                Shape     = Resigned

Lydiard Millicent & Ridgeway Farm, Local Board Member Attendance Academic Year 2019-2020

 

Carly Luce

Principal

David Cain

Chair

Stuart James

Chair,

CG

Matthew Young

Vice-Chair,

PG

Alex George

SG

Sadie Herbert

SG

Joanne Lakin

CG

Tudor Roberts

FG

Stephen Jones

CG

John Blakiston

FG

                     
09.10.2019

LC

P P P N/A P P A A P A
20.11.2020

LGB

P P P P P P P P P P
                     
22.01.2020

LC

P

A

P

A

P

P

A

P

P

P

26.02.2020

LGB

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

P

A

LOCKDOWN

LOCKDOWN

25.05.2020

LGB

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

24.06.2020

LGB

A

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

13.07.2020

LGB

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

P

P

P

Key: P = Present          A= Absent            Shape    = not yet a member of the Local Board on this meeting date                Shape     = Resigned

For further information:

  • Speak to them in school
  • Leave a message at the school office or via the Clerk
  • Meet with the Chair and Vice-Chair before any Academy Council meeting
  • Email the Academy Council team at clerk@lydiardmillicentceps.orgAll Academy Council roles have a 4 year tenure (date of appointment is 4 years prior to end of term) except the ex officio roles where there is no start or finish.

    All Minutes of the Local Governing Board Meetings are available please contact – clerk@lydiardmillicentceps.org

  • For the privacy notice for school Academy Council members and trustees, please click HERE