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Governance within a Multi-Academy Trust

Broadoak Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation, a multi-academy trust that is responsible for a number of academies across North Somerset,  Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  Governance for a multi-academy trust operates at two levels.  At trust level, there is a Board of Directors.  The directors are accountable to the Department for Education and external government agencies, including the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education the trust provides and the effective use of the associated academy funding. They are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, financial probity, safety and good practice. The Board is provided assurance on a number of these areas through various sub-committees, as shown in the diagram below. For further information about the Board, please click here

CLF Governance

At a local level, each academy has an Academy Council comprising of up to 13 Academy Councillors.  Academy Councils are responsible for holding Principals and their leadership teams to account for the quality and effectiveness of the academic experience of the students under their care with the aim of securing effective school improvement.  They do this through monitoring performance against an annual academy improvement plan, through monitoring risks and responses to risks, and by overseeing systems and processes for the safeguarding of children and the health, safety and wellbeing of academy staff.

Academy Council Members:

1Sponsored Academy Councillor
Chair of Academy Council
Sue Marshall
2Sponsored Academy Councillor
Vice Chair
Becky Frise
3Sponsored Academy CouncillorLeah Palmer
4Sponsored Academy CouncillorSarah Matthews
5Sponsored Academy CouncillorVacancy
6PrincipalDanny McGilloway
7Executive Principal (CEO of CLF)Steve Taylor
8Student AdvocateGemma Deal
9Local AuthorityVacancy
Elected Councillors:
10Parent Academy CouncillorJason Adams
11Parent Academy CouncillorVacancy
12Staff Academy Councillor
(Support Staff)
Cath Back
13Staff Academy Councillor
Clerk to Academy CouncilSue Burns


Academy Council Meeting Minutes

October 2021

June 2021

April 2021

February 2021

December 2020

Additional Information

Pecuniary Interest Register 2021-22

Pecuniary Interest Register 2020-21

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