Gosberton Academy is part of the Voyage Education Partnership. The Trust is committed to professional and excellent governance for both Voyage as a whole and each academy. It is imperative that this is highly effective in providing accountability that supports the Trust's aims.
The Voyage Governance Structure establishes clear lines of accountability, overview and scrutiny at three levels:
- Trust Members
- Trust Board of Trustees and its Committees
- Academy Councils
Within Voyage Education Partnership, each academy has an Academy Council (AC).
The AC is made up of individuals comprising of staff, parents, local business and community members or those with an interest in the success of a particular academy.
Academy Council members have three key roles in terms of the development and success of their academies:
1. To advise and act as a critical friend to the Headteacher of the Academy and to advise the Board of Trustees about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
2. To represent the interests of the community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.
3. To provide support to the Headteacher in undertaking some procedures as delegated by the Board of Trustees.
To support its work, the Headteacher will ensure the AC is provided with a range of key information and reports that ensure that AC members have an accurate picture of the standards of education each academy provides and will listen and respond to views expressed by members of the AC to further improve the achievement of learners within the Academy.
The AC have the opportunity to report the achievements or key matters for concern to the Trust Board, demonstrating that it is the eyes and ears of the Trust Board at academy level.
Within Voyage, ACs do not hold legal responsibilities or accountabilities; these are held by the Trust Board and often delegated to the Executive team. However, we do want ACs to have an effective role in both challenge and support, acting as a strong consultative body, with the shared aim of achieving the Trust’s vision for our learners.
For further information on the Voyage Education Partnership Governance, please use the following link: Governance Procedures
Gosberton Academy Council
An Academy Council is an essential governing body that plays a significant role in ensuring the effective running of the school. They work closely with the headteacher. The Academy Council acts as a voice for parents, staff and the wider community, ensuring that their opinions and concerns are heard and considered in the decision-making process. Overall, the Academy Council plays a vital role in ensuring that the school operates effectively, efficiently, and in the best interest of all learners, staff and the community it serves.
Academy Council Members
John Clark - Chair
Ben Baker - Vice Chair
Carolyn Sumner - Clerk