The Academy Council

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the Academy Council is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

School Academy Council members provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It is Governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is Governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual Governor is a member of the Academy Council, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Academy Council and decisions are the joint responsibility of the Academy Council.

The role of the Academy Council is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its students.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Iā€™m interested in getting involved. How do I find out more?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Academy Council at PCSA please contact The Clerk to the Academy Council, Stephanie Munro on 01934 529362 or email on

Our Governors

Governor Attendance Record

Please click here to view the meeting attendance information over the last academic year.

Academy Council Meetings 2019/20

Note that for the academic year 2019/20 there are no longer committee meetings - all standing items from these meetings have been amalgamated into the Full Academy Council meeting agenda. The only exceptions are Pay Committee and Risk Register.

Full Academy Council

Monday 16 September 2019

Monday 16 December 2019

Monday 10 February 2020

Monday 23 March 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 13 July 2020

Pay Committee

Monday 4 November 2019

Risk Register

Monday 22 June 2019


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