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Studfall Infant Academy

Academy Advisory Council

Each Academy within the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has its own Advisory Council (AAC) that works closely with each Principal. 

The Academy Advisory Council (AAC) is a small group and will have staff, parent and community representation. It is not, however, the same as a traditional governing body as it has no legal responsibilities. These responsibilities are held by the GDFT Trust Board.

The AAC meets formally at least termly and AAC members are encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy. 

The Council has three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Studfall Infant Academy:

1.  To advise and act as a critical friend to the Principal of the Academy and to advise the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Academies Trust about local issues they need to consider that affect the Academy.

2.  To represent the interests of the Academy community in the running of the Academy and to represent the Academy in its community.

3.  To provide support to the Principal in undertaking appropriate day to day procedures that are essential to the life of the Academy, such as disciplinary and complaint procedures.


To support the Principal in the appropriate day to day procedures of the Academy (through feedback and advice) and to identify opportunities to further improve the life experiences and career possibilities of pupils within the academy.

To provide a forum for consultation with community and parental representatives and a mechanism to ensure the efficient and effective flow of such information through to the Trust Board.

The Academy Advisory Council is currently in the process of being set up – if you are interested in being part of the Council, please email