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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;


The Local Academy Representatives

The Local Academy Representatives 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 in the School office on request.


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


They are responsible for:

  • 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. 
  • Appointing 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).

Composition of the Local Academy Committee


Governance TypeCompositionAppointmentsVacancies
Head of School220
Parent 431

Roles & Responsibilities of Governors

NameGovernor TypeAppointing BodyResponsibilityRegister of Interests/Declaration of Pecuniary InterestGovernor at another schoolTerm of Office
Rev. Michelle IrelandCo-optedL&A Committee


Children in Care

NoneEllwood Community Primary School30.11.21 to 29.11.25
Mrs. Laura BaileyHead of SchoolEx-Officio StaffNo

28.02.22 to


Mrs. Emma IsaacHead of School Ex-Officio StaffNo

20.10.21 to 


Mrs. Sara StiddardParentParents of Lydney SchoolEYFSNoneNo30.09.21 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 Members 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 StaffNo





Attendance at Committee Meetings


Michelle IrelandApologiesYY 
Rachel DareYY



Emma IsaacYYY 
Jon PowellYYY 
Sara StiddardApologiesYY 
Alice HattonYYY 
Laura Bailey-------------Y 
Luke Collins-------------Y 


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