Academy council nominations
Ipswich Academy currently has an Academy Council and I am looking to extend the number of people actively involved.
I am therefore writing to ask whether you would like to send in a nomination – for yourself or another parent/carer. The nomination form is attached to this letter. All you need to do is, fill in the form (here), including a short statement about yourself and a passport sized photograph (optional) and return it to a member of our reception team by 9am on Friday 2nd October 2017. Information about parents/carers who may not be eligible to be nominated is attached.
Details of those who have been nominated will be sent to all parent/carers on Wednesday 7th October. An election will be held if there are more nominations than the current vacancy number and every parent/carer will be able to vote. We will be sending you information about this later.
Academy Council members would be expected to serve for a period of two years. The Academy Council is responsible for facilitating communication between the parents/carers of pupils at the Academy and the Principal. Academy council meetings will be held once every term. All parents/ carers are invited to these meetings.
Through the academy council and councillors, parents/carers may:
- Ask questions of the Principal about the operation of the Academy and its performance
- Raise issues of concern with the Principal about the operation of the Academy
- Attend the annual Trust conference and/or the Academy’s INSET days
- Provide papers to either the Education Committee or Operations & Finance Committee of the Board.
We do hope that you will think about becoming a member of the Academy Council. If you would like more information about what is involved, please feel free to make an appointment with myself at school.