Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

The Academy Council at Woodhey works closely with the Headteacher in a positive and highly effective partnership and has a vital role to play in making sure that each of our students receives the best possible education.

The Academy Council consists of 10 councillors.

  • 2 parent Academy Councillors
  • 2 staff Academy Councillors
  • The Headteacher
  • 5 co-opted Academy Councillors

The term of office for Academy Councillors is four years (with the exception of the Headteacher).

The role of the Academy Council is to help the school to provide the best possible education for our students by:

  • Setting the school's vision and strategic aims and agreeing plans and policies, making the best use of available resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and acting as a 'critical friend' to the school.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to the students and parents it serves and to its local community.

The Academy Council also carries out several other duties, which include:

  • Setting standards for students' behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Attending at school events.
  • Contributing to improvement of the Academy community.

The role of a school academy councillor is a voluntary position.

Contact the Chair of Governors

We aim to develop a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion in which all those connected to Shaw Education Trust feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life. Across our multi-academy trust, our governance roles are composed of approximately 85% white British, 5% minority ethnic background* and 10% wishing not to share their information.

*Similar to pupil data, any individual who is of any origin other than white British, is defined as being of minority ethnic background.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Academy Council Documents

Updated: 09/11/2023 278 KB
Updated 9th November 2023
Updated: 02/10/2023 430 KB
Updated: 06/09/2023 372 KB