The Fairfax Multi Academy Trust is overseen by the Board of Directors. Each school’s local Governing Body is known as the Academy Association and has representatives of the school staff, parents and members of the local community. They meet as a Full Academy Association six times per year and carry out a number of important functions.
They are responsible for appointing the Head of Academy and supporting Mrs Bunn in the leadership of Fairfax. Although they do not manage the operational running of the school, they help to set the strategic direction, create and review policies, objectives and targets which are presented to them by Fairfax staff. They approve the Fairfax budget and review the progress against it. They provide challenge and hold the school leadership to account. The mantra which the association work to is “Being a Critical Friend “.
Parents/Carers and members of the local community are invited to join the Academy Association (for a period of four years). It is not something that should be entered into lightly as meetings regularly last a few hours.
The chair of Academy Association is Neil Philpott and if you wish to contact him or any member of the Academy Association, you can e-mail them directly: firstname.lastname@example.org