The Academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a multi academy trust which is sponsored by the University of Brighton.
The trust’s Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the educational and financial performance of all of the academies in the trust; the trustees are the statutory governors of each academy and the company directors & charitable trustees of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.
Further information about the University of Brighton Academies Trust’s governance arrangements, including its Board of Trustees, Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Funding Agreement, are available on the trust’s website.
A series of committees, including a Local Board for each academy (or group of academies), supports the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities.
Local Board members are volunteers representing different aspects of the academy community including parents/carers, staff and local people. The members contribute to the academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring they complement the trust’s vision and values. They are responsible for keeping the academy at the heart of the community, maintaining strong community links and effective communication with all stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees. Local Board members ensure the celebration of staff, pupils and parents and carers is a priority to the academy. They are also responsible for monitoring pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns.
Local Board members can be contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing c/o the Academy. Local Board meeting minutes are available on request.
My eldest child has started at West St Leonards this year. I am passionate about my child’s education and ensuring that all children get the best possible start to their education and life. I am a Detective Constable and have worked for Sussex Police since 2002, I work closely with Children’s Services and Adult Services.
Local Governor attendance at West St Leonards file_download
West St Leonards Local Governing Body ToR Membership 2016-17 file_download