Academy Council

Dilton Marsh C of E Primary School Academy Council – Governing Body

As a member of the Acorn Education Trust the structure of the Academy Council and its responsibilities are set out in the Acorn Education Trust Scheme of delegation.

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the governance and accountability of Dilton Marsh C of E Primary School. The Academy Council is made up of Governors who want to make a positive contribution to all our children’s education.

The Academy Council acts as a critical friend of the school.  They work closely with the Headteacher and make decisions collectively as a team. They conduct their business through meetings, using relevant documents and advice from the Headteacher for guidance.

The Academy Council meet four times a year as a whole body. Governors usually serve a four year term on the Governing Body. The Academy Councillors are expected to attend regular training programmes in order to enable them to continue developing a better understanding of the role on the Academy Council, what they should expect to understand and how they should be supporting/challenging the Leadership team.

When there is a vacancy for a parent-governor, all parents are informed and asked if they wish to join. If there are more applicants than places, a secret ballot is arranged.

If you would like to speak to the Chair of Academy Council please contact the school who will put you in touch.

Dilton Marsh CE Primary School

High Street, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4DY 

Tel No 01373 822902