Governance/ LAC Committee

Our Local Academy Committee ensures that the academy is well-managed, both supporting and challenging the academy leaders to provide the best possible learning experience for all children.

The Local Academy Committee comprises a range of professionals who support the academy to make key decisions, for example, about school policies. They receive reports from the CEO and other key leaders in the school, focusing clearly on educational outcomes for children. The Local Academy Committee ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holds leadership accountable for standards against performance benchmarks; ensures that the school leadership complies with statutory regulations; and engages stakeholders. It also agrees and oversees a range of key strategies, including Dormanstown Primary Academy’s self-evaluation, improvement plan, budget and performance management policy.

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ChairSister Anita Smith
Head of AcademyOliver Long
Community RepresentativeCeri Cawley
Parent RepresentativeClaire Reed
Staff RepresentativeVacancy

Sister Anita Smith – Chair of Committee

Address: Tees Valley Education, Dormanstown Primary Academy, South Avenue, Redcar TS10 5LY

A current member of the religious community, Sister Anita has had involvement with the Trust’s academies in various roles over the years, with her links to the parish she serves and as a member of the governing bodies of both Brambles and Pennyman Primary Academies. Sister Anita is a retired teacher, having worked in Ghana, Swaziland and the UK.

Oliver Long – Head of Academy

Ceri Cawley – Community Representative

I wanted to represent the community for the academy as I am also a Parent and a Ward Councillor for Dormanstown area. It is good to know what is happening within the academy as in my Councillor role it is easy for me to feed the information back into our communities. It is not just parents who like to know what is happening it is also aunties, uncles, grandparents and the general public. This academy is important to everyone.

Claire Reed – Parent Representative

I am a local resident to the school and both of my children attend Dormanstown. This has recently also my place of work. I volunteer within the community for the young and the elderly. Joining on this committee really interests me and I love to have an input and give feedback on our children’s education.

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