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Aldeburgh Primary School

Governance

The Trust

 

Avocet Academy Trust (AAT) was founded in 2014 with the shared belief that collaboration is the key to success. This belief is adopted at all levels throughout each of the Academy schools. Aldeburgh Primary School joined AAT in 2017.

 

Our vision centres on the child. The way we ensure everything centres on the child is through our core values:

  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Responsibility
  • Enrichment
  • Inclusion.

 

We believe that this enables children to excel in whatever they do.

 

AAT is based on a set of values that determine all actions and decisions made throughout the Trust. All of these values are centered around the children to ensure that they have the perfect platform from which to grow.

 

With all decisions and actions based around these core values we are able to deliver an education which takes into account the needs of the different pupils, schools and communities in which they serve.

 

Avocet Academy Local Advisory Boards

 

Each school within the Academy has an Advisory Board. 

 

The Avocet Board has established five key roles for Advisory Boards:

 

  • To advise/act as a critical friend to the school leader;
  • To advise the Trust Board about local issues they need to consider that affect the school;
  • Represent the interest of the school community in the running of the school;
  • Represent the school in it's community;
  • Provide support to the school leader in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential in the life of the school.

 

The five roles translate specifically into the following tasks that the AB undertakes: 

  • it acts as a key link between the school, parents and local community;
  • it supports the work of the school in the community;
  • it supports the school leadership team in the development and implementation of the school development plan and other relevant plans, ensuring that the Avocet ethos remains at the heart of the school community; ​​​​​​
  • it helps on the ground with the implementation of certain whole Academy and school policies;
  • it offers challenge by positive and proactive support to the school leader;
  • it regularly reviews the schools performance in relation to the Key Performance Indicators.

 

For further information relating to the Governance structure at Avocet Academy Schools then please follow this link for further information about the following:

 

Terms of Reference

Avocet Governance Structure

Advisory Board Handbook

 

 

 

 

Name

Category

Appointing body

Date if Appointed

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Mr James Ratcliffe

Principal

N/A

 

N/A

Headteacher

Mrs Heidi Norman

Staff - Local Advisor

Staff Elected

05.12.18

04.12.21

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Elizabeth Oxby

Chair - Local Advisory Board 

Local Advisory Board

05.12.18

04.12.21

Local Advisor

Mr C Willis

Parent - Local Advisor

Local Advisory Board

05.12.18

04.12.21

Local Advisor

Mrs F Piers-Hall

Parent - Local Advisor 

Local Advisory Board

05.12.18

04.12.21

Local Advisor

Mrs Carolyn Jones

Community - Local Advisor

Local Advisory Board

05.12.18

04.12.21

Local Advisor

 

Local Advisory Board - Attendance

All agendas and minutes are available upon request (excepting confidential documents) 

Please contact nls@avocetacademy.org stating which document you are requesting.

Members of the Local Advisory Board (LAB) are as follows:

 

 Elizabeth Oxby

Chair of the Local Advisory Board (LAB)

 

My professional background is in marketing and business development and I have been involved in the governance of schools for over 15 years, starting as a Parent Governor at my daughter’s primary school. I enjoy bringing that experience to my role on the Aldeburgh Local Advisory Board.

 

We have had a home in Aldeburgh for over 25 years, coming to live here full time 8 years ago when my daughter started secondary school nearby. I can often been seen around the Town walking my dog Toscar or working on my allotment.

 

I want to support the school by helping to ensure that through opportunities and enrichment to the curriculum every one of our children can discover and reach their potential. 

 
  

 

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