The Academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust which is sponsored by the University of Brighton.

The trust’s Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the educational and financial performance of all of the academies in the trust; the trustees are the statutory governors of each academy and the company directors & charitable trustees of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.

Further information about the University of Brighton Academies Trust’s governance arrangements, including its Board of Trustees, Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Funding Agreement, are available on the trust’s website.

A series of committees, including a Local Board for each academy (or group of academies), supports the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities

The Local Board

Local Board members are volunteers representing different aspects of the academy community including parents/carers, staff and local people. The members contribute to the academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring they complement the trust’s vision and values. They are responsible for keeping the academy at the heart of the community, maintaining strong community links and effective communication with all stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees. Local Board members ensure the celebration of staff, pupils and parents and carers is a priority to the academy. They are also responsible for monitoring pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns

Constitution Membership
Six co-opted members nominated by the Local Board: Richard Cherry - Chair of the Local Board
Jane Davey - Vice Chair of the Local Board & Personal Development Link member
Simon Boyle - Careers Link Member
Adam White - Safeguarding & Community Engagement Link member
Diane Heckels - Community Engagement Link member
Jane Davey - Vice Chair of the Local Board & Personal Development Link member
Helen Lewis
Two parent representatives elected by the parents of the Academy: Kevin McLaren - Behaviour and Attitudes Link member
Stacey Williams - SEN Link member
One staff representative elected by the staff of the Academy: Russell Ferrier - Behaviour and Attitudes Link member
Academy Principal: Jon Francies
Clerk to Local Board: Caroline Spender

Local Board Terms of Reference Membership 2019-20Local Governing Body Attendance 2018-19Local Governing Body membership during the past 12 monthsRegister of Business Interests 2019-20
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