Our academy committee is dedicated to supporting the staff, infrastructure and especially the students at Walton Academy. They are volunteers who give their time and commitment freely.

The job of the committee is to support and challenge the academy’s senior leadership team to raise achievement and realise the potential of all the students, supporting the vision and ethos of the academy.

Governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every student at the academy gets the best possible education. Governance concentrates on four strategic functions, and in our academy, the focus of these is determined by the Trustees on the Diverse Academies Board within our scheme of delegation:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its students, plus the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent
  • engaging with stakeholders, parent/carers, staff and students and the wider community

Governors get to know the academy through reports and data together with visits into the academy and meeting staff and students.

Find out more about our governors via the links below.

Further information

The Academy Trust Handbook requires the publication on the academy website of certain information about governance in academies.

You can also visit the governance section of the Diverse Academies website, from where you can find details of our trustees, structure, and scheme of delegation.

If you wish to contact the academy committee please contact Nicola Benson at NBenson@diverse-ac.org.uk or call 01777 861402.