The role of the LAC of this academy is to contribute to the development of the academy, providing support and challenge from the perspective of pupils, parents and stakeholders.  It is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and the Principal and staff value the time and commitment this group of people voluntarily give to our academy.

The LAC will carry out its duties in a manner which will enable the objectives for the academy to be achieved and will provide regular reports of its activity to the Academy Trust.  The LAC shall have oversight of the academy’s activities and duties outlined in the schedule of delegation document.

For further information regarding governance please go to:

Our Chair of the LAC, Sarah Williams, can be contacted via email at


How to become a governor (Local Academy Council Member) at St Edward’s Academy  

Although becoming a governor requires drive and commitment, you’ll enjoy many professional and personal rewards, including career development opportunities and the chance to influence provision and standards for our children.  

As a member of our Local Academy Council (LAC) you will work as part of our Academy Leadership Team. This is a strategic role and includes:   

  • Working with leaders to plan the academy strategic direction;  
  • Setting and monitoring progress in relation to academy priorities;  
  • Holding leaders to account for provision and performance;  
  • Ensuring money is well-spent, in line with financial policies and procedures. 

LAC Members attend six meetings per academic year (late afternoon/early evening) and aim to attend a termly LAC Link meeting with relevant members of staff.  

We offer induction and training for the role and guarantee a warm and friendly welcome to the team!  

If you are interested in becoming a member of our LAC, or you would like to find out more, please contact Mrs Swift on or telephone 01538 714840.  

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.