Our local governance arrangements – Parent and Community Advisory Forums

Parent and Community Advisory Forum

Here at Foley Infant 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.   

Foley Infant 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) in collaboration with Brindley Heath Academy. The forum will consist of up to eight core representatives, with a minimum of two being elected parents/carers of current children in our schools. 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, including key documents such as the Scheme of Delegation, 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: 

A Pritchard and I Rumble – School Advocates for Support and Challenge

H Smith – School Advocate for SEND

A Pritchard – School Advocate for Safeguarding

Previous Governors (within the last academic year)

NameTerm of OfficeTime in OfficeAppointment Type

Financial Information and Manor Multi-Academy Directors Information can be found on our Academy Trust website here

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Foley Academy

Fairfield Drive,
Kinver,Staffordshire, DY7 6EW
Telephone: 01384 872382