Governance

E-ACT’s governance structure is based on the establishment of Regional Teams that will be led by a Regional Director of Education and a Regional Director of Operations. The Regional Directors will be supported by a series of expert System Leaders.

For the Regional Education team, this will include:

  • a SEND and More Able System Leader;
  • a System Leader for Safeguarding, Attendance and Behaviour;
  • a data System leader; and
  • subject specialist System Leaders (depending on the needs of the region).

The Regional Education Director holds the Principal to account on the performance of each academy within their region, acting under the delegated authority of the E-ACT Board of Trustees. In turn, the Regional Education Directors are held to account by the National Director of Education for the academies within their region, and the National Director of Education and the CEO are directly accountable to the Board of Trustees.

West Walsall E-ACT Academy has 6 weekly Raising Achievement Board meetings to ensure that the academy is being supported and scrutinised in its educational performance. The educational Raising Achievement Boards are led by the Regional Education Director, with attendance from the relevant regional System Leaders and Academy Senior Leadership Team.

Alongside the Raising Achievement Boards, E-ACT has established advisory bodies in each academy called the Academy Ambassadorial Advisory Group (AAG). The Academy Ambassador remit will has four key elements:

  • Celebration: to help to make sure that celebration of staff, pupils and parents remains a priority for each academy, and to find the best way to do this.
  • Communication: to work with staff, pupils and parents to make sure that the academy effectively communicates to all stakeholders, so that everyone feels part of academy life and has the opportunity to access information and events.
  • Concerns or complaints: to act as an independent local point of contact for staff, pupils and parents to express their concerns. Academy Ambassadors will signpost people to the right channels for dealing with their issues and will ensure that any concerns or complaints are fed back to the AAG. Where any trends emerge, the Academy Ambassadors work with the Principal and other ambassadors to help find solutions. Academy Ambassadors will also always form the majority of members on any appeals panels.
  • Community: making sure that the pupils maximise on local opportunities by finding ways to keep the academy at the heart of the community and acting as a key link between the two. To really help the academy to explore what it can do to make the school a hub of community services.

 

Governance Contact
Please contact cherie.grier@e-act.org.uk for any Governance queries.

West Walsall is part of the Midlands region and our Regional Team is:

West Midlands Regional Team

Name Title Email
Stuart Bellworthy Regional Education Director (Midlands) stuart.bellworthy@e-act.org.uk
Linda Gregory Regional Operations Director linda.gregory@e-act.org.uk
Andrea Packer System Leader for Safeguarding, Attendance and Behaviour andrea.packer@e-act.org.uk
Alison Quinn SEND and More Able System Leader alison.quinn@e-act.org.uk
Gemma Fleury Data System Leader gemma.fleury@e-act.org.uk
Cherie Grier Regional Co-ordinator cherie.grier@e-act.org.uk
(Specialist Subject System Leaders – dependent on needs of the region)

West Walsall Ambassadorial Advisory Group

Alongside the Raising Achievement Boards, E-ACT has established advisory bodies in each academy called the Ambassadorial Advisory Group (AAG). The Ambassador remit has four key elements:

  • Celebration: to help to make sure that celebration of staff, pupils and parents remains a priority for each academy, and to find the best way to do this.
  • Communication: to work with staff, pupils and parents to make sure that the academy effectively communicates to all stakeholders, so that everyone feels part of academy life and has the opportunity to access information and events.
  • Concerns or complaints: to act as an independent local point of contact for staff, pupils and parents to express their concerns. Academy Ambassadors will signpost people to the right channels for dealing with their issues and will ensure that any concerns or complaints are fed back to the AAG. Where any trends emerge, the Academy Ambassadors work with the Principal and other ambassadors to help find solutions. Academy Ambassadors will also always form the majority of members on any appeals panels.
  • Community: making sure that the pupils maximise on local opportunities by finding ways to keep the academy at the heart of the community and acting as a key link between the two. To really help the academy to explore what it can do to make the school a hub of community services.

West Walsall’s Ambassadors:

Name Title
Andrea Mayne Chair of the Ambassadorial Advisory Group
Adrian Andrew Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Andrew Dunkley Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Keith Constable Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Mahinder Dhadley Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Maxine Lathbury-Cox Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Nasreen Hussain Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Tracy Hammond Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Qamar Riaz
Sean Bennett
Luke Jones
Sobia Yousaf

West Walsall’s AAG meetings this academy year:

  • 15th September 2016 – 4:30pm
  • 17th November 2016 – 4:30pm
  • 18th January 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 8th March 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 3rd May 2017 – 4:30pm
  • 6th July 2017 – 4:30pm

Please note, the Board of Trustees is the governing body for E-ACT and all E-ACT academies, as the AAG is an advisory body only. Attendance of trustees at meetings are published on the trust website in E-ACT’s annual report, which also contains information on the structure and responsibilities of the Board and its Committees. Trustees’ business and financial interests can also be found on the trust website.

Important documents: