Our Local Academy Councils

Each Local Academy Council is made of up of nine representatives who meet formally at least half termly and report to the Trust. The minimum membership number is set at 5 by the Trust. The maximum number is 9. The Trust has the powers to change this number or amend representation dependent on the needs of the school. Currently the breakdown of categories set out in the Instrument of Government is

  • Up to 2 parent representative
  • 1 HT
  • Up to 2 staff representatives (ideally 1 teaching and 1 non-teaching)
  • Up to 4 other members as appointed by the Trust

The Local Academy Council will work to the Trust’s scheme of delegation which outlines their powers and relationship with the Trust and its other employees

The Local Academy Councils must take due regard to staff and parental consultations for improvement within their settings

The Local Academy Council and the head teacher are specifically charged with the following key areas of responsibility and therefore should ensure a monitoring regime is in place:

  • Keep the school educationally sound and safeguard all pupils;
  • Ensure all pupil groups, whatever their social or ethnic diversity, receive at least a good standard of education and are prepared for their next stage of education or life;
  • Be aware of their allocated schools budget and offer advice on spends within their area of delegation; 
  • Comply with all legal and mandatory duties on schools conferred to the Head Teacher by duty of their post;
  • Take due regard of the Trust ethos and vision and values and work in partnership with other settings within and outside the Trust;
  • Provide school related and education reports as required to the Trust and other statutory agencies;
  • Support and comply with all Trust regulatory duties e.g. health and safety visits;
  • Take note of all Advice Notes from the Trust relating to improvements or actions as directed;

One key area of responsibility for the Local Academy Council is as advocates for the growth of or improvements to the school;

  • Undertake analysis of need within their school and provide evidenced business cases to the trust central team on any requests for additional funding outside of School delegated budgets in line with the Trust budget and financial planning policies.

Scheme of Delegation


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Our Acadamies

Brays School

Primary Special School

Brays School is a special day school. All pupils currently on role have a statement of special educational needs or an Education Health and Care Plan.

Brays School (Sheldon)
Brays Rd, Birmingham, B26 1NS
T: 0121 743 5730

Brays School (Tile Cross)
Leycroft Avenue, Birmingham, B33 9UF
T: 0121 566 6690

E: enquiry@brays.fet.ac
W: www.brays.fet.ac

Bridge School

Primary Special School

The Bridge School is a special day school. All pupils on role have a statement of special educational needs or an Education Health and Care Plan.

The Bridge School
Coppice View Road
Sutton Coldfield
B73 6UE

T: 0121 464 8265
E: enquiry@bridge.fet.ac


Hallmoor School

Primary Special School / Secondary / Post-16

Hallmoor School is an all age range (4 to 19) Special School serving the needs of around 230 pupils presenting with a wide range of learning difficulties.

Hallmoor School
50 Scholars Gate
Kitts Green
B33 0DL

T: 0121 783 3972
E: enquiry@hallmoor.fet.ac