Academy Advisory Body

Academy Advisory Board (AAB) at Highfields meet every term

Board Members

Helen Wriglesworth - Chair

Vicki Pearson - Vice chair (Associate Executive Principal)

Jo Sercombe  (Head of Academy)

Michelle Benton - Member (Executive Principal - Delta)

Carrie Hepworth - Parent governor

Wendy Heath - Clerk to the EAB

How to contact

Helen Wrigglesworth - Chair

Helen can be contacted via the academy via Telephone: 01302 722 216 and E-mail: info@highfieldspa.org.uk or in writing to:

c/o Highfields Academy
Coppice Road
Highfields
Doncaster
DN6 7JB

The Academies Financial Handbook (s2.5.2) requires the publication on the academy website of certain information about governance in academies.  

This must include: 

  • the structure and remit of … local governing bodies, and the full name of the chair
  • for each … local governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months, their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them, and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions 
  • for each local governor their attendance records at local governing body meetings over the last academic year

Highfields Primary Academy - Academy Advisory Body 

Full Name

Committee Membership

Appointed by

 

Date appointed

Term

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary  Interest 

Attendance at Meetings in last academic year  (2019/20)

Attendance at Meetings in last academic year  (2020/21)

Other AABs/ Governors / educational institutions

Helen Wrigglesworth

Main AAB/Standards

Finance

 

November 2015

September 2019

4 years

None

4 of 4

1 of 1

 

Vicki Pearson

Main AAB/Standards

Finance

 

January  2017 

4 years

None

2 of 4

1 of 1

DELTA AAB member Kingston Park Academy

 

DELTA AAB member Montagu Primary Academy

Jo Sercombe

 

Head of Academy

Main AAB/Standards

Finance

 

November 2018

4 years

None

4 of 4

1 of 1

DELTA AAB Chair - Montagu Primary Academy

Carrie Hepworth

 

Parent Member

Main AAB/Standards

 

 

May 2018

 

2 years

None

3 of 4

1 of 1

Delta Member of staff.

Michelle Benton

Main AAB/Standards

Finance

 

September 2020

4 years

None

NA

1 of 1

Delta Member of staff.

 

DELTA AAB member Rowena Academy and De Warenne Academy.

 

Full Name

Committee Membership

Appointed by

Date appointed

Stepped down

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary  Interest 

Attendance at Meetings in last academic year  (2019/20)

Other AABs/ Governors / educational institutions

Donna Brown

Main AAB/Standards

Finance

 

AAB (Associate Executive Principal ) - Standard & Leadership

November 2018

September 2020

None

2 of 4

DELTA AAB member Park View Primary Academy

 

DELTA AAB member Greengates Primary Academy

 

DELTA AAB member Lowerfields Primary Academy

 

Delegated Powers of AAB

Delta is a charitable company subject to company law and it is a not for profit organisation. Delta is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Delta Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the MAT.

The Board of Directors (BoD) sets out Delta group strategy and operational policy in key areas which are then applied within and across all its academies through the organisational framework and schemes of delegation to Education Advisory Bodies (EABs).

Each individual Academy within the group will have an Academy Advisory Body (AAB), which is a sub–committee of the main Delta Board.

The Academy Advisory Body (AAB) plays a key role in the life of each Academy. Our model of governance delegates almost all procedural and statutory powers in relation to the operation of each Academy to its Education Advisory Bodies (EABs) and Academy Principals / Head of Academy. The AAB is responsible for overseeing the broad Academy objectives for their own locality – working with the Academy Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the Academy and its impact on its community. In this respect the AAB’s main functions are to:

1) Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the Academy.

2)  Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy, ensuring that they focus on Academy improvement. In practice, this role is centred on the approval and monitoring of the following in line with Delta ethos and expectations:

  •  o Academy Development Plan;
  •  o its Self-Evaluation processes; and
  •  o any post-Ofsted action plans.

3) Continually review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement. 

4) Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group and contributes to the work of the CIT.

5) Oversee the implementation of and ensure compliance with Delta policies locally. 

6) Be responsible for staff appointments, other than Principal and Vice Principal (where they will be fully consulted) following Delta recruitment processes.