Academy Council

About the Academy Council

Councillors (Governors) are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the Academy Council is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

School Academy Council members provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It is Councillors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is Councillors who work with the Head of School to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual Councillor is a member of the Academy Council, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual Councillors may not act independently of the rest of the Academy Council and decisions are the joint responsibility of the Academy Council.

The role of the Academy Council is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Holding the Head of School to account for the educational performance of the school and its students.
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

I’m interested in getting involved. How do I find out more?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Academy Council at WCSA please contact James Reseigh (Chair of the Academy Council) email-


James Reseigh


Scott Jenkins

Vice Chair

Rod Sibley

Trust Representative

Jacqui Scott

Dave Chilman

Rachael Heath

Ian Ingram

Mark Tong

Neill Bird

Peter Clifford

Tina Roberts