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Lydney Church of England Community School (VC)

A caring Christian community where every child achieves a love of life and of learning

Luke 10:25-37

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Local Academy Committee

Welcome to the Lydney Local Academy Committee Section.


Our Local Academy Committees play a vital role in the life of our schools and the wider Trust. All governance within schools and the wider Trust follow the three pillars of effective governance to provide the best possible outcomes for our stakeholders:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


The Severn Federation Academy Trust are committed to having a rigorous standard of governance, and everyone involved with governance within the Trust agrees to uphold the Code of Conduct.


The Local Academy Governors


The Local Academy Governors have a responsibility for delegated matters concerning Lydney school; including the upholding the Christian ethos of the school, promoting ties with the outside community, monitoring the impact of the curriculum and ensuring the wellbeing of pupils and staff. The Local Academy Committee meet at least once a term. The Committee Terms of Reference outline the responsibilities and duties of the Lydney Local Academy Committee.

The Local Academy Committee represents Lydney school within the wider Severn Federation Academy Trust.


They are responsible for:

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


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 Teacher).
  • Fund raising and social events (this is run by the Friends).

If you would like to get involved in local governance, or to contact the Chair of Committee, please contact the Governance Professional; 

Composition of the Local Academy Committee



Governance TypeCompositionAppointmentsVacancies
Head of School110

Register of Interests & Governor Roles


NameGovernor TypeAppointing BodyResponsibilityRegister of Interests/Declaration of Pecuniary InterestGovernor at another schoolTerm of Office
Mrs. Laura BaileyHead of SchoolEx-officio Employee of SFATNo28.02.22 to ongoing
Mr. Maurice BloomfieldCo-optedLocal Academy Committee

Chair of Committee

12.09.23 to 11.09.24

Safeguarding  Children in Care

Trustee of Bledisloe New Zealand Memorial Trust


EBA Associate Member27.03.23 to 26.03.26
Mrs. Sara StiddardParentParents of Lydney school

Vice Chair 

19.09.23 to 18.09.24



Health & Safety


Children at a SFAT schoolNo30.09.21 to 29.09.25
Mrs. Kelly DaveyParentParents of Lydney school


Pupil Premium

Director Wild Heart Crafting Ltd.

Treasurer of Friends of Lyndey PTA

Child at a SFAT school

No02.12.22 to 01.12.26
Mr. Roderick JohnsonCo-optedLocal Academy Committee

Sports Premium


Grandchild at a SFAT schoolLocal governor at Severnbanks Primary school09.02.23 to 08.02.27
Mr. Joe ChildStaffStaff of Lydney school Employee of SFATNo10.04.24 to 09.04.26


Retired Governors


NameGovernor TypeAppointing BodyResponsibilityRegister of Interests/ Declaration of Pecuniary InterestGovernor at Another SchoolTerm of OfficeDate of Resignation
Adam RamliStaffStaff of Lydney School Member of Lydney School StaffNo04.10.22  to 03.10.2431.12.23
Rev. Michelle IrelandFoundationDiocese of Gloucester

Chair of Committee (12.09.22 -11.09.23)


Children in Care

NoneEllwood Community Primary School March 2022 to March 202501.07.22 to 03.06.2612.09.23
Mrs. Rachel DareExecutive HeadteacherEx-officio Chief Executive Officer for the Severn Federation Academy TrustNo

30.11.21 to n/a


Miss. Alice HattonStaffStaff of Lydney school SFAT employeeNo

05.11.21 to 04.11.25


Mr. Jonathan PowellParentParents of Lydney schoolSports Premium & Wellbeing

Treasurer of Lydney Friends

Children at SFAT school

No30.09.21 to 29.09.2520.10.22


Attendance at Committee Meetings



Laura BaileyYYYY   
Maurice BloomfieldYYYY   
Sara StiddardYApologiesYY   

Adam Ramli

(Resigned 30.12.23)

Rod JohnsonYYYY   
Kelly DaveyYApologiesYApologies   

Joe Child

(Elected 10.04.24)





Rev. M. IrelandYYYYYY6/6
Mrs. S. StiddardYYYYApologiesApologies4/4

Mr. J. Powell

(Retired 30.10.22)

Mrs. L. BaileyYYYYYY6/6
Mr. A. RamilYYYApologiesYY5/6

Mrs. K. Davey

(Elected 02.12.22)


Mr. R. Johnson

(Elected 09.02.23)


Mr. M. Bloomfield

(Appointed 27.03.23)