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Stanground Academy


Governance for the Stanground Academy 

The Stanground Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and has staff, parent and community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GDFT Trust Board.

The Stanground Academy Advisory Council will meet formally at least termly and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy. 

The Role of the Stanground Academy Advisory Council

  1. To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Trustees of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.
  2. To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the community and to represent the Academy in its community.
  3. To provide support to the Principal in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the day to day life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaint procedures.

Membership of the Stanground Advisory Council

The Stanground Academy has an established Advisory Council who will be moving to new Terms of Reference during this academic year.  The Council currently includes the following members from a range of backgrounds:

Community Members:

Lorraine Durkin

Trust Governance Manager/ Data Protection Officer:

Alison Hope 

Senior Secondary Education Adviser: Robert Sloan 
Director of Assurance: Annette Montague
Chair:   Yvonne Bowen 
Parent Members:


Vanessa Wei
  Anna Cannizzaro 
Staff Member:  John Hayes
Staff Member: Pooja Mudgal
Principal: Matthew Van Lier


Trust Governance Arrangements