The Village Academy

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Management Structure

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*
•James McBeath
•Bruce McGlashan
•Mark Pearmain
•Martin Swainson

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

•Petra Bensted (Chair)
•Damaris Gardiner* (Vice Chair, Curriculum and Strategy)
•Ian Fidge (CEO)
•Emma Campbell (Staff and Pilgrims' Way Academy Council)
•Carrie Gilbody (Chair, Audit Subcommittee)
•Rev'd Steve Lillicrap* (Strategy)
•Bruce McGlashan (Strategy)
•Mark Pearmain (Milstead Academy Council)
•Mary Penwarden (Safeguarding)
•Dawn Smith (Dymchurch Academy Council)
•Martin Swainson (Chair, Finance Subcommittee)

* Appointed by the Diocese

Local Governance

Each school has an Accountability & Standards Committee (ASC). These subcommittees comprise one Director, the Head Teacher, and a number of non-Director members. The ASC is chaired by one of its members – not necessarily the Director.

For a full list of Current Governance including local Committees, please see the following link by clicking HERE

Day to Day management

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