E-ACT’s governance structure is based on the establishment of Regional Teams that will be led by a Regional Director of Education and a Regional Director of Operations. The Regional Directors will be supported by a series of expert System Leaders.
For the Regional Education team, this will include:
- a Safeguarding and attendance System Leader;
- a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and behaviour System Leader;
- a data System leader; and
- subject specialist System Leaders (depending on the needs of the region).
The Regional Education Director holds the headteacher to account on the performance of each academy within their region, acting under the delegated authority of the E-ACT Board of Trustees. In turn, the Regional Education Directors are held to account by the National Director of Education for the academies within their region, and the National Director of Education and the CEO are directly accountable to the Board of Trustees.
E-Act Blackley Academy has 6 weekly Raising Achievement Board meetings to ensure that the academy is being supported and scrutinised in its educational performance. The educational Raising Achievement Boards are led by the Regional Education Director, with attendance from the relevant regional System Leaders and Academy Senior Leadership Team.
Alongside the Raising Achievement Boards, E-ACT has established advisory bodies in each academy called the Academy Ambassadorial Advisory Group (AAG). The Academy Ambassador remit will has four key elements:
- Celebration: to help to make sure that celebration of staff, pupils and parents remains a priority for each academy, and to find the best way to do this.
- Communication: to work with staff, pupils and parents to make sure that the academy effectively communicates to all stakeholders, so that everyone feels part of academy life and has the opportunity to access information and events.
- Concerns or complaints: to act as an independent local point of contact for staff, pupils and parents to express their concerns. Academy Ambassadors will signpost people to the right channels for dealing with their issues and will ensure that any concerns or complaints are fed back to the AAG. Where any trends emerge, the Academy Ambassadors work with the Principal and other ambassadors to help find solutions. Academy Ambassadors will also always form the majority of members on any appeals panels.
- Community: making sure that the pupils maximise on local opportunities by finding ways to keep the academy at the heart of the community and acting as a key link between the two. To really help the academy to explore what it can do to make the school a hub of community services.
The terms of reference for the Academy Ambassadorial Advisory Group can be found here
E-Act Blackley Academy’s Regional Team
|Kathy Allen||Regional Education Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe Brownridge||Regional Operations Directoremail@example.com|
|Liz Browne (with national lead)||Safeguarding and Attendance System Leader||Elizabeth.Browne@e-act.org.uk|
|Liz Browne (with national lead)||SEND and behaviour System Leader||Elizabeth.Browne@e-act.org.uk|
|Paul Robinson||Data System Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|(Specialist Subject System Leaders – dependent on needs of the region)|
E-Act Blackley Academy’s Ambassadorial Advisory Group Members:
|Eddie Roberts||Chair of the Ambassadorial Advisory Groupemail@example.com|
|Colette Plant||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heather Lewis||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Memberemail@example.com|
|Sharon Croke||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member||Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nicola Moscrop||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member||Nicola.email@example.com|
|Barbara Hall||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member||Barbiehall71@gmail.com|
|Rhonda Alleyne||Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member||Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ambassadorial Advisory Group Member
Two other members of our Ambassadorial Advisory Group are Heather Lewis and Barbara Hall.
“Hi I am Heather, a mum of two (soon to be three)!
My eldest has been at E-act Blackley Academy for 3 years now, starting in the nursery and he is now in Key stage 1. During this time I’ve witnessed his development in not just education but also in his confidence and social aspects of life. I believe this huge impact is in part down to the fantastic teaching staff at the academy, that play such a huge part in our children’s lives everyday.
I decided to get involved with the Academy Ambassador Group (AAG) at the school as its a great opportunity to get a deeper insight in the educational aspects of my children’s life. Furthermore, its been really good getting to know many of the teachers, pupils and other key members of school life that otherwise I may never have met.
Being a member of the AAG means that I am involved in the termly reviews of teaching standards, assessments and general quality of education received in the Academy, invited to award ceremonies and celebrating achievements, impartial governance processes such as complaints procedures.
My favourite aspect of being apart of the AAG is the termly opportunity to witness first hand the excellent teaching that takes place within the school everyday, this is evidenced by the mature responses often received from the children upon talking to them.
As a group we are now working on creating a stronger community feel in Blackley with our school and our children being at the heart of it all; we aim to create more events and strong links to local facilities to bring the community together- so watch this space!”
“Hi my name is Barbara and I am a proud Mum to Annabel age 11 and William age 9.
My eldest child started at the academy back in 2011 and the progression I have witnessed in her has been amazing. She has grown in confidence and plays a very active role in school life. My youngest has been at the academy for 5 years and has also grown and developed thanks to the dedicated team at e-act.
I became interested in getting involved with the AAG as it gave me a good picture of the day to day runnings of the school. It also enables me to contribute to certain areas of the school and help to make it a better place for all from a parents point of view.
Being a member of the AAG is a privilege and allows me to witness the excellent management and teaching that goes on in the school every day. Every child is valued and cared for in a friendly, family environment with excellent teaching staff, teaching assistants, office staff, catering assistants and facilities.
I enjoy attending the termly meetings and witnessing first hand the hard work that goes into the running of the school daily by all involved.
The AAG is a great way to be there for other parents and carers. We are also working closely with the neighbours around the area to get the community more involved.
If you would be interested in becoming part of the AAG please contact the school reception who would be more than happy to help you.
Welcome to E-Act Blackley academy.”
We are always looking for new members and different ideas to be shared, if you think you may be interested in becoming a member of Blackley AAG please contact the school reception.
View our vision and values for E-ACT Blackley Academy here.
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