Local Academy Committee (LAC, previously known as Governors)
The Local Academy Committee at Sandfield Primary School is a very committed and hard working group of volunteers whose primary concern is the education, well-being and happiness of the children and staff. We come from all walks of life and backgrounds and represent the parents, staff, and local community.
The role of the Local Academy Committee is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school; oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent; contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses; support and strengthen school leadership, holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for improving the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
The day-to-day running and management of the school is the role of the educational professionals, namely the Headteacher and his Senior Leadership Team. Through monitoring the different aspects of the school’s work we aim to help the Senior Leadership Team to identify the school’s strengths and weaknesses and then support the school as it seeks to develop strategies for improvement.
The Local Academy Committee of a school is based on a stakeholder model; that is to say it is made up of representatives of those groups who have an interest in how effective the delivery of education and care is in school. This includes parents, staff, and the local community.
The Local Academy Committee elected to become a Sponsored Academy from 1 September 2014 as part of the Guildford Education Partnership (GEP) Multi Academy Trust. The school-to-school support from the Sponsor Academy (GEP) is leading to sharing of best practice, resources and facilities, with the long- term goal of improving provision and outcomes for the children and retaining staff.
Documents of Interest:
The Local Academy Committee at Sandfield is made up of 13 different members:
6 Community members who are chosen from the local community, 3 members who are elected by the parents of the school, 3 Staff members, including the Headteacher, who are elected by their colleagues, 1 member from the GEP executive board. Our Chair of the Local Academy Committee is Mrs Katherine Hammersley and can be contacted on the email below.
We also have 2 main committees:
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Nominated MEMBERS OF THE Local Academy Committee
Children in Care, Dr Catherine Frost
Audit Committee Function, within the GEP
Member responsible for Liaison with the Local Authority in the Event of an Allegation (Child Protection) Against the Headteacher, Mrs Katherine Hammersley
Headteacher's Performance Management Panel, Mrs Katherine Hammersley, Dr Catherine Frost, Representative from the GEP
Child Protection and Safeguarding, Dr Catherine Frost and Mrs Claire Worsley
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Mrs Katherine Hammersley
Pupil Premium, Ms Melanie Hancox
Finance, Mr Chris Hooper
Health and Safety, Mr Martin Watts
Link Member, Mr Martin Watts
PTA Member, Mrs Naomi Skull
SCITTs and NQTs, Ms Evelyn Slavid