The role of the Local Academy Council is to contribute to the development of the academy, providing support and challenge from the perspective of pupils, parents and stakeholders. It is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds.

The Local Academy Council will carry out its duties in a manner which will enable the objectives for the academy to be achieved and will provide regular reports of its activity to the Academy Trust. The Local Academy Council shall have oversight of the academy’s activities and duties outlined in the schedule of delegation document.

The Chair of the LAC, Mrs Julia Smith can be contacted on

Executive Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Walker
(Staff Member)
Ex Officio
Parent Governor – Alton Mrs Joanne Stringer 15/11/2022
Parent Governor – Draycott Mrs Amanda Roe 07/11/2023
Parent Governor – Denstone Mrs Jenny Bembridge 27/09/2022
Associate Members Emma Mamby
(Staff Member)
Mrs Natalie Gilmour
(Staff Member)
Mrs Tracey Pemberton
(Staff Member)
1/4/18 to 31/3/20 Governor Training
Vice Chair Mr Ben Cunningham VICE CHAIR 28/09/2020 to 27/09/24 Pay & Curriculum
Chair of LAC Mrs Julia Smith CHAIR 1/4/18 to 31/3/22 Chair of LAC Child Protection & Safeguarding PREVENT Looked After Children
LAC Member Mrs Holly Kelsall 25/10/20 SEND & Pupil Premium
Mr David Boden 1/4/18 to 31/08/2023 Christian Distinctiveness
Mrs Linda Goodwin 1/4/18 to 31/3/22 Curriculum EYFS
Revd Brian Leathers Ex officio Christian Distinctiveness
Mrs Anna Bennett
(Staff Member)
9/10/18 to 08/10/20
Ms Tracy Ward 02/04/2023 Curriculum SEND & Pupil Premium

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.