The Village Academy

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Management Structure

For a list of our Governance Membership, please see the document below:
PDF icon Governance Membership

Strategic management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our Governance Structure.

Members and Trustees

The Members ensure we abide by our Articles of Association.

•Rev Stephen Lillicrap*
•Bruce McGlashan
•Martin Swainson
• Petra Bensted (Ex-Officio by role)

The Trustees add a strategic layer of governance across the whole Academy.

•Petra Bensted (Chair)
•Damaris Gardiner* (Vice Chair, Standards and Data)
•Hayley Spedding (Acting Academy Director)
•Carrie Gilbody (Finance and Audit)
•Temi Bufford (Safeguarding)
•Dawn Smith (Health, Safety and Compliance)

* Appointed by the Diocese

Local Governance

Each school has an Academy Council, which comprise one Trustee, the Head Teacher, and a number of non-Trustee members. Academy Council's are chaired by one of its members – not necessarily the Trustee.

Day to Day management

The Head Teachers are responsible for day-to-day management of ‘their’ school.