Avenue Primary Academy has a ‘Local Committee’, which is a sub-committee of the Cirrus Primary Academy Trust Board. The accountability of the academy rests with the Trust Board, but many responsibilities are delegated to the Local Committee.
To find out about the structure of the Trust, please see this page on the Trust’s website.
Avenue's Local Committee consists of:
2 elected Parent Governors
1 elected Staff Governor
1 co-opted Staff Governor
Up to 7 other Co-opted Governors
Total number of governors: 12
Trustees (including the CEO) are able to attend Local Committee meetings.
The Local Committee works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to oversee the strategic direction of the school. It does this by offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, and help where needed. It challenges, asks questions and seeks information to ensure that the best interests of the children at Avenue are met. All governors work on a voluntary basis.
The Local Committee meets four times a year, to discuss issues and make decisions related to the teaching and learning within the school. Additionally, the Local Committee Chair attends a termly Chairs' Forum meeting with the Chair of the Trust Board and CEO.
The Local Committee also performance manages the Head and has a Pay Committee which works with the Head as part of the Performance Management Appraisal process.
The Clerk to the Local Committee is Karen Velissarides firstname.lastname@example.org . Governors can be contacted via the Clerk.