Academy Council

Academy Council (Formerly Local Governing Body)

The Orchard Mead Academy Council is made up of volunteers (known as ‘academy councillors) who commit their time to work alongside the leadership team of the academy to play an important part in raising academy standards.

The Academy Council has a strong focus on the following 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

The Orchard Mead Academy Council meets regularly to meet these functions and other responsibilities. The academy councillors also visit the academy to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions.

Academy Councillors 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.

Academy Council of Orcahrd Mead Academy 2018 – 19
NamePosition of ResponsibilityCommittees the Academy Councillor serves on
Cathy BrownVice Chair


Rita HindochaExecuitive PrincipalCurriculum & Standards
Paul Pitts
Elaine TaylorChairCurriculum & Standards
Malcolm Trobe
Sanjiv LaadwaCurriculum & Standards
Jackie GairPrincipalCurriculum & Standards
Jason CummingAssociate PrincipalCurriculum & Standards

Contact: The Chair of the Academy Council can be contacted via the academy. (Please e-mail [email protected])

Scheme of Delegation

The Orchard Mead Academy Council operates under a Scheme of Delegation agreed by the TMET Trust Board. To view our current scheme please click here.