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LOCAL ACADEMY COUNCIL  Information

 

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the councillors , and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

When we converted to academy status our governing body became a Local Academy Council

These are our current members. 

Our governors and their meeting from previous years can be found below.

 

Valley Road Academy Local Academy Council 

Councillor Information   

Name

Appointing Body

Appointed

Term of Office

Ends

Details of declared business interests

Relationship to Employees

Governor at another establishment

Darren Andrews (Chair)

Board of Trustees

14.3.18

4 years

31.5.22

Trustee – IRIS Learning Trust

None

LAC member – Highfield Academy

Gillian Jack

Ex officio – Head of School

None

No

No

Neil MacDonald Clyde

(Vice Chair)

Board of Trustees

1.6.18

4 years

30.5.22

None

No

No

Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson

 

Board of Trustees

 

1.6.18

4 years

30/5/22

None

No

No

James Taylor

Staff elected

30.9.18

4 years

29.9.22

None

Husband of member of teaching staff

No

Laura Brown

Parent

25.2.19

4 years

24.2.23

None

None

No

Father Andrew Collins Jones

Board of Trustees

19.12.19

4 years

18.12.23

None

None

Hudson Road Primary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Year 2021/22

Attendance  Information

Councillor Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance
20.10.21 08.12.21 09.02.22 23.03.22 18.05.22 06.07.22
Darren Andrews AA Y
Gillian Jack Y Y
Neil Macdonald Clyde Y N
Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson N N
James Taylor Y AA
Laura Brown Y Y
Father Andrew Collins Jones AA N

Academic Year 2020/21

Attendance  Information

Councillor Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance
21.10.20 09.12.20 03.02.21 24.03.21 19.05.21 07.07.21
Darren Andrews Y Y Y Y Y Y
Gillian Jack Y Y Y Y Y Y
Neil Macdonald Clyde Y Y Y AA A Y
Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson Y Y Y Y N AA
James Taylor Y A Y Y AA Y
Laura Brown N Y Y Y Y Y
Father Andrew Collins Jones A Y Y Y N N
Caroline Gibby N N AA AA N N/A

 

Academic Year 2019/20

 Attendance  Information

Councillor Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance

Date of meeting and attendance 

Date of meeting and attendance

17.10.2019 11.12.2019 12.02.2020 01.04.2020 20.05.2020 15.07.2020
Darren Andrews Y AA Y Y Y
Gillian Jack Y Y Y Y Y
Kevin Cook N/A (resigned Oct 19)
Neil Macdonald Clyde Y Y Y Meeting Y Y
Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson Y AA Y Cancelled Y Y
James Taylor Y Y Y Due to  Y Y
Laura Brown Y Y Y Y Y
Father Andrew Collins Jones Y Covid19 N Y
Caroline Gibby Y Y Y

 

Codes

Y – attended

AA – apologies accepted

N/A – not a member

N- no attendance and no apologies

01.04.2020 - Meeting cancelled due to Covid19

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2017-2018 available here

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2018-2019 available here