The role of the Local Academy Council is to contribute to the development of the academy, providing support and challenge from the perspective of pupils, parents and stakeholders. It is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds.

The Local Academy Council will carry out its duties in a manner which will enable the objectives for the academy to be achieved and will provide regular reports of its activity to the Academy Trust. The Local Academy Council shall have oversight of the academy’s activities and duties outlined in the schedule of delegation document.

The Chair of the LAC, Mrs Julia Cann can be contacted on

To view our  full Local Academy Council information, click the link below:

Governing Board and Committee Memberships

LAC Responsibilities update June 2022

Register of Business Interests

Register of Business interest 2022 - 2023

Register of Business Interests 2021 - 2022

Register of Business interest 2020/2021

Register of Business interests 2019/2020

Register of Business interests 2018/19

Register of Business Interests 2017/18

Governor attendance at meetings

Governor attendance at meeetings 2022 - 2023

Governor attendance at meetings 2021 - 2022

Governor attendance at meetings 2020-21

Governor attendance at meetings 2019-20

Governor attendance at meetings 2018-19

Governor attendance at meetings 2017-18

Governors attendance at meetings 2016 - 2017

LAC  Newsletters

Summer Term 2019

April, 2019

Autumn Term 2018

Summer Term 2018

Spring Term 2018


Executive Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Walker
(Staff Member)
Ex Officio Ex Officio
Chair of LAC Mrs Julia Cann (CHAIR) 1/4/18 to 31/3/26 Chair of LAC
Child Protection & Safeguarding PREVENT Looked After Children
Foundation- Denstone PCC & LAC
Parent Governor – Alton Mr Chris Flashman 16/11/22 to 15/11/24 Christian  Distinctiveness Parents- St Peter’s
Parent Governor – Draycott Mr Matthew Wainwright 05/10/22 to 04/10/24 Christian Distinctiveness Health & Safety Draycott Parents- St Augustine’s
Parent Governor – Denstone Mrs Rachel Maddocks 27/09/22 to 26/09/24 Christian Distinctiveness ICT  & Websites


Parents- St Peter’s
Co- opted Mrs Jenny Bembridge 28/09/22 to 03/10/24 Reading & English
Vice Chair
Co- opted Ms Tracy Ward 03/04/19 to 02/04/23 Christian Distinctiveness, SEND & Pupil Premium LAC
Associate Members Emma Manby
(Staff Member)
05/10/22 to 04/10/26 Christian Distinctiveness Mental Health and Wellbeing LAC
Mrs Natalie Gilmour
(Staff Member)
01/01/19-31/12/20 Christian Distinctiveness Mental Health and Wellbeing LAC
Staff Mrs Anna Bennett
(Staff Member)
01/04/18 to 02/10/24 Christian Distinctiveness Mental Health and Wellbeing Staff
Foundation Revd Garry Higgs 13/04/2022- 12/04/2026 Christian Distinctiveness Health & Safety Alton Foundation-Denstone PCC & LAC
Mr David Boden 1/4/18 to 31/08/2023 Health & Safety Denstone Christian Distinctiveness Foundation- Denstone PCC & LAC
Mrs Linda Goodwin 1/4/18 to 31/4/23 Christian Distinctiveness  EYFS Foundation- Alton PCC & LAC
Revd Brian Leathers Ex officio Christian Distinctiveness Foundation- Alton PCC & LAC

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join the Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.