Academy Advisory Body

The AAB is responsible for overseeing the broad Academy objectives for their own locality, working with the Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the academy and its impact on the community.  In this respect the EAB's main functions are to:

  • Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the academy.
  • Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Executive Principal, Head of Academy Principal and leadership team as they plan the future development of the academy, ensuring that they focus on the Academy Development Plan, its Self Evaluation Process and any post Ofsted action plans.
  • Offer the views of different parts of the Academy and local communities to influence decision making.
  • Continually review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement.
  • Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group .
  • Be responsible for staff appointments other than the Principal and Vice Principal (where they will be fully consulted) following Delta recruitment processes.   

Details for the academic year 2019-2020

Academy Advisory Body (AAB)

Governance of the Academy

The PBA Academy Advisory Body Structure and Membership

The role of the Academy Advisory Body is to:

  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Academy are clearly defined
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy
  • Appointing staff and ensuring the implementation of personnel procedures
  • Determining the aims, policies and priorities of the Academy
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the Academy
  • Setting statutory and non-statutory targets
  • Securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring all Academy children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

Pheasant Bank Academy AAB Members:

Head of Academy............................................................Miss P Robinson

Next Meeting: To be confirmed

 

 

Position on AAB

Full Name and Contact Details of AAB Member

1.

Chair

Principal GLIA

Appointed November 2018

Term 4 years

Louise Chappell

 Louise.chappell@gliacademy.org.uk

Member of: AAB, Finance, PBA Standards and Safeguarding

Attended 4 out of 4 AAB

Attended 3 out of 3 Finance

Business Interest - None 

2.

Vice Chair

Principal CPA

Appointed November 2018

Term 4 years

Lisa Hillyer

hillyerl@cpacademy.org.uk

Member of:  AAB, Finance,  Safeguarding and Health & Safety

Attended 4 out of 4 AAB

Business Interest- None  

 

Clerk

Zoe Godwin

 Godwinz@pheasantbankacademy.org.uk 

3.

DAT Member

Anne Elliott

Member of: AAB, Finance, PBA Standards and Safeguarding

Attended 4 out of 4 AAB

Attended 3 out of 3 Finance

Business Interest - None 

4.

Community

Appointed 1/1/17

Term 4 years

Pastor Eric Simpson

eric@communitybaptist.co.uk

Member of EAB

Attended 1 out of 4 EAB

Dec Business Interest- None 

5.

DAT Member

Donna Wilson

Member of: AAB, Finance, and HR

Attended 4 out of 4 AAB

Attended 3 out of 3 Finance

Business Interest - None 

 6.

 Parent

 Mrs Walsh

New member November 2019

 

Academy Advisory Body

The AAB is responsible for overseeing the broad Academy objectives for their own locality, working with the Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the academy and its impact on the community.  In this respect the AAB's main functions are to:

  • Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the academy.
  • Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Executive Principal, Head of Academy Principal and leadership team as they plan the future development of the academy, ensuring that they focus on the Academy Development Plan, its Self Evaluation Process and any post Ofsted action plans.
  • Offer the views of different parts of the Academy and local communities to influence decision making.
  • Continually review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement.
  • Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group.
  • Be responsible for staff appointments other than the Principal and Vice Principal (where they will be fully consulted) following Delta recruitment processes. 

AAB Subcommittees Membership and Remit

AAB membership Full Name

Committee Membership

Appointed by

Date of Appointment

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest

Attendance at Meetings in last academic year (2018/19)

Other AABs/Governors / educational institutions

Anne Elliott

AAB, Finance, Standards

Senior Regional Principal

01/09/2016

None

3 out of 3 AAB

3 out of 3 Finance

3 out of 3 Standards

Governor at Crookesbroom Academy & Highfields Academy

Louise Chappell

AAB, Finance, Standards

01/09/2016

SEN and Pupil Premium representative

None

3 out of 3 AAB

3 out of 3 Finance

3 out of 3 Standards

Principal at Grange Lane Academy

Lisa Hillyer

AAB, Finance, Standards

Safeguarding representative

23/05/2017

None

3 out of 3 AAB

3 out of 3 Finance

Head of Academy at Crookesbroom Academy

Eric Simpson

AAB

01/09/2016

Community representative

None

3 out of 3 AAB

Governor at Grange Lane Academy

 

Standards membership

Full Name

Committee Membership

Appointed by

Date of Appointment

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest

Attendance at Meetings in last academic year (2018/19)

Other EABs/Governors / educational institutions

Anne Elliott

AAB, Finance, Standards

Executive Principal

01/09/2016

None

3 out of 3 Standards

Governor at Crookesbroom Academy & Highfields Academy

Louise Chappell

AAB, Finance, Standards

01/09/2016

SEN and Pupil Premium representative

None

3 out of 3 Standards

Principal at Grange Lane Academy

Lisa Hillyer

AAB, Finance, Standards

Safeguarding representative

23/05/2017

None

3 out of 3 Standards

Head of Academy at Crookesbroom Academy

AAB Attendance and Interest Information

About Delta Governance

Governance at Delta Academies Trust - An overview

Delta is a charitable company subject to company law and it is a not for profit organisation.  Delta is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and the Delta Board of Directors is the legal governing body of all academies within the MAT.  Board members act collectively: with the exception of the Chief Executive they do not have individual executive authority.  The Board has delegated to the Chief Executive responsibility for the day-to–day management of the company.   The Board of Directors (BoD) set out Delta group strategy and operational policies, which are then applied within and across all academies through Academy Advisory Bodies (AABs).  

Academy Advisory Bodies

Each Academy within the group has an Academy Advisory Body (AAB), which is a sub–committee of the main Delta Board.   The responsibilities of the AABs along with their financial delegations are laid out in the Delta Governance Handbook.  The Academy Advisory Body (AAB) plays a key role in the quality assurance of educational standards of each Academy. 

The AAB in conjunction with the Principal is responsible for setting strategic priorities for the academy, overseeing development planning and evaluating impact against identified priorities.  The AAB works with the Academy Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the academy and its impact on the community.   Academy Advisory Bodies have specific duties to provide support and constructive challenge in the areas of:

  • Educational Standards
  • Safeguarding
  • Staffing, Recruitment and HR
  • Facilities, ICT and Estate
  • Community and local issues
  • Finance and legal    
  • The AAB and academy staff are supported in delivering their responsibilities by the sponsor Core Team.  The core team is comprised of highly skilled professionals with a wealth of experience in the areas outlined.  There is a calendared schedule of meetings throughout the year, which are reported to Delta via the minutes of these meetings.   Local AAB member involvement in the life of the Academy is ensured via the appointment of link members, who meet the Academy Senior Leadership Team and other appropriate staff in their areas of responsibility.