Academy Council

The academy’s governing body is a group of volunteers who give their time and expertise to help lead and manage the academy.

They support Rushey Mead’s ethos and values and hold the academy to account with regard to the standards and outcomes achieved for its students.

The Governing Body

Governors, volunteers who commit their time to work alongside the leadership team of the academy, play an important part in raising school standards.

The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

At Rushey Mead Academy the governing body meets regularly to meet these and other functions and responsibilities. The governors also visit the academy to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions.

Governors can be contacted through the academy. Any parent or staff governor vacancies are advertised through the academy communication systems and if necessary a ballot takes place to elect the new governor.

Scheme of Delegation

The academy operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the Trust Board. To view our current scheme please click here.