Academy Councils

In fulfilling one of its core principles, DSAMAT will include local governance, known as Academy Councils. These will operate under a scheme of delegation with Good or Outstanding schools retaining some delegated powers at a local level.

Good and Outstanding schools will on admission retain significant control of their local budget and will retain the right to appoint staff in conjunction with the Trust Board. Schools in Special Measures or Requiring Improvement will be given more support at a local level and will initially be governed by a Regional Academy Executive Board followed by a Local Academy Executive Board. This will facilitate the introduction of an Academy Council approximately one year after admittance as the Academy starts to make rapid improvement.

Where academies have access to historic local Trust funds these will be controlled by the local Academy Council thereby retaining local control over funds designated to that specific Academy.

Parental representation in each DSAMAT Academy will be through the nomination of Parental Representatives to the local Academy Council (subject to successful skills audit) and through a local parental consultative group that will contain representatives from parents of pupils in each Key Stage.

Details of the Regional and Local Academy Executive Boards and each Academy Council can be found on their individual Academy website (once updated).

Academy Council Appointment Process 

Scheme of Delegation


Our Academies

Totternhoe Lower School (Joining January 2018)

Kensworth CE Academy

Churchfield CE Academy

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

Manshead CE Academy

Caldecote CE Academy

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