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Local Academy Committee

Welcome to the Lydney & Aylburton Local Academy Committee Section.

Our Local Academy Committees play a vital role in the life of our schools.  If you would like to get involved, please contact us.

If there is anything you would like to discuss with your Local Academy Committee please contact us via the Clerk;, or via the school reception (01594  842172)/ (01594) 842426.


The Local Academy Governors

The Local Academy Governors have a responsibility for delegated matters concerning Lydney & Aylburton school; including the upholding the Christian ethos of the schools, promoting ties with the outside community, maintenance of the buildings and appointment of staff. The Local Academy Committee meet at least once a term. 


Agenda and Minutes are available on request.


The Local Academy Committee represents Lydney & Aylburton school's within the wider Severn Federation Academy Trust.


Some responsibilities are outlined below; this list is not exhaustive. Please read the Terms of Reference for the full list of committee responsibilities:

  • Monitoring the Christian distinctiveness within the schools.
  • Ensuring accountability.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the schools progress.
  • Monitoring safeguarding procedures within the schools.
  • Monitoring and promoting links between the schools and the local parish, parents and local community.
  • Ensuring the highest possible standards are set, achieved and maintained in the schools.
  • Ensuring pupils spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development is nurtured.
  • Ensuring the well-being of pupils, staff and families is supported. 
  • Have a role in the appointment senior members of staff including the Academy Head(s).


Whilst the governors are always open to ideas and opinions they are not primarily responsible for:

  • Discussing the individual needs of pupils (please contact your child's teacher for this).
  • Complaints/concerns about staff (this should initially be addressed to the Head of School).
  • Fund raising and social events (this is run by the Friends).

Composition of the Local Academy Committee



Governance TypeCompositionAppointmentsVacancies
Head of School220

Roles & Responsibilities of Committee Governors



NameGovernor TypeAppointing BodyResponsibilityRegister of Interests/Declaration of Pecuniary InterestGovernor at another schoolTerm of Office
Rev. Michelle Ireland



L&A Committee

Chair of Committee (30.11.21 to 29.11.22)



Children in Care

NoneEllwood Community Primary School30.11.21 to 29.11.25
Mrs. Laura BaileyHead of SchoolEx-officio StaffNo28.02.22 to ongoing
Mrs. Emma IsaacHead of SchoolEx-officio StaffNo20.10.21 to ongoing
Mrs. Sara StiddardParentParents of Lydney schoolEYFSChildren at a SFAT schoolNo30.09.21 to 29.09.25
Mr. Jon PowellParentParents of Lydney SchoolSports Premium & Wellbeing

Treasurer of Lydney Friends (PTA)

Children at a SFAT school

No30.09.21 to 29.09.25
Miss. Alice HattonStaffStaff StaffNo 
Mr. Luke CollinsParentAppointed by LAC on behalf of parents of Aylburton schoolHealth & Safety

Children at a SFAT school 

Member of TechIosh

No24.03.22 to 23.03.26

Mrs. Rachel Dare


Executive Headteacher


Ex-Officio  No





Attendance at Committee Meetings


Michelle IrelandApologiesYY 
Laura BaileyYYY 
Emma IsaacYYY 
Jon PowellYYY 
Sara StiddardApologiesYY 
Alice HattonYYY 
Luke Collins----------------Y 
Rachel DareYY





Governance Information