Each Academy within the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has its own Advisory Council (AAC) that works closely with each Principal.
Each 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 Hazel Leys Academy Advisory Council will meet at least termly and AAC members will be encouraged to play an active part in the day to day life of the Academy.
The AAC will have three key roles in terms of the development and success of the Hazel Leys 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.
The Hazel Leys Academy has an established Advisory Council who will be moving to new Terms of Reference during this academic year. The Council currently includes the following members from a range of backgrounds:
Community Members: Mrs Carolyn Jones
Parent Members: Ms Claire Devlin
Mrs Zoe McDonald
Mrs Melanie Eason
Staff Members: Mrs Victoria Cadman
Mrs Alison Eden
Principal: Mrs Inga Bain
Trust Senior Education Advisor: Mr Andrew Jeffery-Clarke
If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Advisory Council, you should address your correspondence to:
The Clerk, Hazel Leys Academy, Gainsborough Road, Corby, Northants, NN18 0QF.