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Danesholme Infant Academy

Advisory Council

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

Each AAC is a small group and has both staff, parent 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 AAC will meet formally at least termly and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy.

The Danesholme Infant Academy Advisory Council will have three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Academy:

  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 Dale Foundation 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 complaint procedures.

The Danesholme Infant Academy has a joint Advisory Council with the Danesholme Junior Academy.

The members of the joint 2022-2023 Advisory Council are:

Community Members - two vacancies
Parent Members - Hazel Walkden, two vacancies
Staff Members - Charlie Bell, Di Morris 
Executive Principal - Nikki Lamond
DJA Head of School - Karen Rolf
DIA Head of School - Carol May
Trust Senior Education Adviser - Vicci Godbold
Clerk - Lisa Sable

To view Trust Governance arrangements, click here.