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Village Acedemy

Governance

 All our Policy Documents can be accessed here. This link will take you to The Village Academy website.

Strategic and Day to Day Management

The following information sets out how The Village Academy is managed, both strategically and on a day-to-day basis.

Strategic management

The Articles of Association of the Village Academy determine the composition of the Board of Directors, which is responsible for strategic management.

There are between 3 and 18 Directors. The Board is made up as follows:

  • Up to 10 are Trustees or appointees from the Diocese of Canterbury. The Diocese will appoint a minimum of 4 Directors, but these will be limited to 25% of the total.
  • Up to two Staff Directors.
  • The Chief Executive Officer.
  • Two or three Parent Directors.
  • Up to two other Directors appointed by the Trustees.

The term of office of Directors (apart from Trustees and the Principal) is four years, but Directors may be re-appointed. If a Parent Director resigns or comes to the end of their four year term of office, parents will be invited to declare an interest. If there are more candidates than places, an election may be held.

Each school has an Academy Council. These subcommittees comprise one Director, the Head Teacher, and a number of non-Director Advisors. The Academy Council is chaired by one of its members – not necessarily the Director.

In addition, there is a Finance Subcommittee and an Audit Subcommittee, each chaired by a Director. Subcommittees have their own terms of reference.

Day to day management

The Headteachers are responsible for day-to-day management of ‘their’ school. Across the Village Academy the Heads work closely together.

Parents and the wider community are involved through the Parent Council and the Academy Council.

Roles and responsibilities

The Trustees are responsible for the Village Academy's compliance with its articles and statutory requirements.

The role of the Directors is to act as a "critical friend", supporting the work of the Head Teachers and other staff. Specifically, their responsibilities are:

  • To represent various stakeholders across the Academy including staff, parents and foundation.
  • Strategic management of the Academy.
  • To provide challenge and expert guidance to senior management.

The CEO (who is also one of the Directors) has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the Village Academy.

The Deputy Principal is responsible for school improvement across the Academy.

The Academy Council is a group of people invited by the Head Teacher and the Academy Director to act in a variety of functions in support of the school e.g. Health and Safety walks, supporting specific children/ classes, offering expert support to the Head.

The Parent Council identifies and represents the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.

 

Summary of responsibilities

(STRATEGIC)

Trustees
•responsible for the Village Academy's compliance with its articles and statutory requirements.

Directors
•Act as a "critical friend", supporting the work of the Head Teachers and other staff.
•Represent various stakeholders across the Academy including staff, parents and foundation.
•Strategic management of the Academy.
•Provide challenge and expert guidance to senior management.

 

(DAY TO DAY)

Head Teachers
•Responsible for day-to-day management of the school.

Academy Council
•Invited by the HT and Director to act in a variety of functions in support of the school, e.g. Health and Safety walks, supporting specific children/ classes, offering expert support to the HT.
•Report back to the Board of Directors.

For a full list of Membership, please visit The Village Academy Website