The Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is overseen by the Board of Directors.  Each school’s local Governing Body is known as the Academy Association and has representatives from the school staff body, parents and members of the local community. They meet as a Full Academy Association several times per year and carry out a number of important functions.

The Governing Body is responsible for appointing the Head of Academy and supporting the Head of Academy in the leadership of Smith’s Wood. Although they do not manage the operational running of the school, they help to set the strategic direction, create and review policies, objectives and targets which are presented to them by the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team. They approve and review the Academies budget. They provide challenge and hold the school leadership to account. The mantra which the association work to is “Being a Critical Friend “.

Parents/Carers and members of the local community are invited to join the Academy Association (for a period of four years).

The chair of Academy Association is Chris Stevens; if you wish to contact him or any member of the Academy Association, you can e-mail them directly: office@smiths-wood.com

The constitution of the Academy Association is as tabled below:

KATY CRAIG

Role:

HEAD OF ACADEMY

Term of Office:

TBC

Business and Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

Connection to Staff:

YES, STAFF MEMBER

Meeting Attendance:

Other Associate / Governor Position Held at Other Schools?

NONE

CHRIS STEVENS

Role:

FMAT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION/ACTING CHAIR OF SMITH’S WOOD IEB/SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Term of Office:

Business and Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

Connection to Staff:

YES, STAFF MEMBER

Meeting Attendance:

Other Associate / Governor Position Held at Other Schools?

NONE

KAREN BLOOR

Role:

FMAT PARENT

Term of Office:

Business and Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

Connection to Staff:

Meeting Attendance:

Other Associate / Governor Position Held at Other Schools?

NONE

SIMON SHEPPARD

Role:

DIRECTOR

Term of Office:

Business and Pecuniary Interests:

TBC

Connection to Staff:

NONE

Meeting Attendance:

Other Associate / Governor Position Held at Other Schools?

NONE