Our local governance arrangements – Parent and Community Advisory Forums

Parent and Community Advisory Forum

Here at Hateley Heath Academy, we are keen to ensure that the voices of parents/carers are heard and that parents/carers feel they can help shape the way our school supports and challenges our wonderful children.   

Hateley Heath Academy is part of Manor Multi Academy Trust and the Directors of the Trust are keen to ensure that the local governance model is fit-for-purpose, and that it encourages parents/carers to have the confidence to put forward their views in a truly collaborative way. 

With effect from 1st September 2023, our School will operate a Parent and Community Advisory Forum (PCAF). The forum will consist of up to eight core representatives, with a minimum of two being elected parents/carers of current children in school. Other PCAF representatives will be from the local community and/or will have particular skills and experience to bring to the Forum depending on needs and priorities.   

Following PCAF meetings, we will produce a “You said, we did” report on a termly basis which will be shared with all parents/carers, thus enabling parents/cares to more effectively hold us to account.   

Directors of Manor MAT will continue to hold our school to account as well and further information about their work is available on the Manor MAT website. Our Chair of Governors is the Chair of the Trust.

School Advocates

The Directors of Manor MAT have agreed to appoint the following Directors as School Advocates for our school: 

M Wilkes – School Advocate for Support and Challenge
H Smith – School Advocate for SEND
A Pritchard – School Advocate for Safeguarding

Previous Local Governance Arrangements (within the last academic year)

With effect from 6th February 2023, Hateley Heath operated an Interim Academy Board (IAB) in place of the previous Local Governing Body (LGB). The IAB was replaced with the Parent and Community Advisory Forum (PCAF) with effect from 1st September 2023. Previous governance arrangements for the last 12 months are detailed in the table below:

NameTerm of OfficeTime in OfficeAppointment Type

Dawn Thompson4 Years29.9.21 - 24.01.22Co-Opted Governor
Rachel Adkins
4 Years31.08.21 - 05.02.23Trust Appointed
Susanne Moore4 Years31.08.21 - 05.02.23Trust Appointed
Rebecca Griffiths4 Years31.08.21 - 05.02.23Staff Governor
Jess Hill4 Years31.08.21 - 05.02.23Staff Governor
Sally Astbury4 Years31.08.21 - 05.02.23Parent Governor
Helen Marron 4 Years29.9.21 - 05.02.23Co-opted Governor
Rachael James1 year06.02.23 - 31.08.23Interim Academy Board member
Anita Cliff 1 year06.02.23 - 31.08.23Interim Academy Board member
Hayley Guest1 year 06.02.23 - 31.08.23Interim Academy Board member

Financial Information and Manor Multi-Academy Director information can be found on our Academy Trust website here.

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Hateley Heath Academy

Huntingdon Road,
West Bromwich, B71 2RP
Telephone: 0121 556 0370