Welcome to our Local Academy Committee section.
SCHOOL LOCAL ACADEMY COMMITTEE
Schools are run by a governing body or local academy committee working with the Principal and senior leadership team to ensure that pupils get a good education.
Who can become a school LAC member?
All types of people can become LAC members. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.
Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don't need to have a child at the school.
What do LAC members do?
LAC members make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community.
The responsibilities of the LAC can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability.
Specific responsibilities include:
The day to day management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal.