Part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies

Academy Advisory Council

Academy Advisory Council

Governance for the Houghton Regis Academy

Each Academy within the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has its own Advisory Council (AAC) that works closely with each Principal and Senior Education Adviser. 

The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and has staff, parental and community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GDFT Trust Board.

The Houghton Regis Academy Advisory Council will only be expected to meet at least termly, although the Chair of the AAC, in consultation with the Principal, does have the discretion to meet more often if and only if they feel more regular meetings would have a positive impact on standards.


The role of the Houghton Regis Academy Advisory Council

The AAC has three key roles:

1.     To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.  
2. To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.
3. To provide support to the Principal of the Academy in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaints procedures.


Membership of the Houghton Regis Academy Advisory Council

The Houghton Regis Academy has an established Academy Advisory Council who will be moving to the new Terms of Reference shortly. The Council currently includes the following members from a range of backgrounds:

Community Members:  Rev David Skinner, Brenda Rogerson and Julia Babiak

Staff Members: Adam Winfield and Samantha Bowen 

Parent Member:  Vacancy

Principal:  Martin Bonner (Chair)

Trust Senior Education Adviser:  Elspeth Sharp

Clerk:  Jackie Bradley