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School Local Academy Committee

Being a School Local Academy Committee



Schools are run by a governing body or local academy committee working with the Principal and senior leadership team to ensure that pupils get a good education.


Who can become a school LAC member?

All types of people can become LAC  members. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.


Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a child at the school.


What do LAC members do?

LAC members make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community.


The responsibilities of the LAC can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school’s long-term future
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior staff, including the Principal
  • Budgetary allocation and control


The day to day management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal.


Please see the following link for how our Local Academy Committee works alongside St Chad’s Trust


Local Academy Committee (LAC)

Contact Details of the Chair of the Local Academy Committee

Should you wish to contact the Chair of the Local Academy Committee, please make contact using the following details.

Mr Brian Churm

Havergal CofE Primary Academy School

School Lane,


WV10 7LE.