Frome Vale Academy Council
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 Frome Vale 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.
The CLF provides 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.
Our Academy Council Members are:
Brigid Allen – Chair
Noelle Rumball (SEND and Vice Chair)
Martyn Poole (Health and Safety)
Sue Blackwell- Parent
Laura Walder – Parent
Lucy Hudd- Local Authority (Safeguarding)
Jane Price – Staff Council Member
Lynn Pennington – Pupil Voice Representative
Mandy Milsom – Executive Principal
Dr Saunders – Principal