The Local Academy Council at Horton St. Michael’s has a strategic role, with the following key functions:

  • To set the aims and objectives for the school
  • To set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • To set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • To monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • To be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher

Our governors can be contacted through the school office, or via email at

As well as attending at least one formal meeting of the Local Academy Council  each term, our governors sit on sub-committees which were set up to address specific areas of governance.  They also visit school on a regular basis to view things in action.

You can find more information about our governors and governor committees by clicking below.

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Teaching and Learning Committee Terms of Reference

Governors' Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings 2019-2020

Category Name Roles Term of Office
Co-opted H Stead (Chair) ‘Prevent’

Child Protection

Looked After Children


J Whilock Special Educational Needs

Pupil Premium

A Ward-Banner Assessment


B Lester 01.09.2022
J Thomson (Vice-Chair) 01.09.2022
J Wentworth Educational Visits

Legal Compliance

Staff I Wolvers 01.09.2022
A Woodward 01.09.2022
Parent T Stoddart 22.10.2022
A Johnston Mathematics

Health and Safety

J Bailey 31.08.2025


Headteacher L Montgomery

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.