The Village Academy offers generic policies for its schools, which are reflected on this website. The individuality of each school’s context means there may be occasions when a school needs to include Appendices to the main Policy document in line with its own context. As a Trust, we continually review all our policies.
To access all our Policies, please click on the link below:
As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our Governance Structure.
For a full list of our Governance membership, please click HERE
For a full list of attendance at Governance meetings, please click HERE
Members and Trustees
The Members ensure we abide by our Articles of Association.
•Rev Stephen Lillicrap*
• Petra Bensted (Ex-Officio by role)
The Trustees add a strategic layer of governance across the whole Academy.
•Petra Bensted (Chair)
•Damaris Gardiner* (Vice Chair, Standards and Data)
•Mrs Hayley Spedding (Acting Academy Director)
•Carrie Gilbody (Finance and Audit)
•Temi Bufford (Safeguarding)
•Dawn Smith (Health, Safety and Compliance)
* Appointed by the Diocese
Each school has an Academy Council, which comprise one Trustee, the Head Teacher, and a number of non-Trustee members. Academy Council's are chaired by one of its members – not necessarily the Trustee.
Day to Day management
The Head Teachers are responsible for day-to-day management of ‘their’ school.