Birchills Church of England Community Academy

Local Academy Committee 


Mr. B. Churm - Chair of Local Academy Committee

Mrs. H. Hastings (MBE) - Vice Chair of Local Academy Committee

Mrs. Z. Heath - Trust Representative

Mrs. K. Taplin - Staff and SEND

Ms. J. Cain - LAC Member

Mrs. S. Karim - Parent LAC Member

Mrs. N. Gulzar - Parent LAC Member

Mr. J. Dean - Executive Principal

Miss. G. Poole - Head of School

Mrs. D. Smith - Clerk



The Local Academy Committee and our sponsor, St. Chad's Academies Trust, regularly check the impact of finances, teaching/learning and examination results. For more details or if you would like to meet the Local Academy Committee, please contact us.

The Local Academy Committee's responsibilities include:

  • academy standards;
  • staff appointments;
  • care and maintenance of the academy building;
  • the academy budget;
  • conduct;
  • the curriculum of the school.​ 
If you wish to contact any of the academy committee, you may do so via the academy office by telephone, letter or email.
We cannot give out the committee's personal contact information, but would be happy to pass on any letters for you. Please mark your sealed envelope, "FAO Chair of the Local Academy Committee" and hand it into the office.

LAC Code of Conduct

Annual LAC Statement

Declaration of Business Interest

St. Chad's Scheme of Declaration