The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Strategic management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our governance structure. For a copy of this and further information about the Trust's governance, including membership and attendance at governance meetings, please click HERE.

Further information relating to our local and Trust governance can also be seen on the DFE Website 'Get Information About Schools' (GIAS). Please click HERE.

Local Governance at Petham

Each school in the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which comprises of the Headteacher, the Headteacher from another school within the Trust and a number of non-Trustee members.

LGBs are chaired by one of its members. They provide local challenge to the Headteacher using the published School Improvement Plan as a basis for their monitoring.

Join Us!

If you are interested in becoming a member of our LGB or a Trustee, please click HERE, to go to the Vacancies page on The Village Academy Website for further information and an application form.

Meet our Local Governing Body members:

  • Simon Crooks
  • Babiche Deysel
    Executive Headteacher
  • Belinda Metcalfe
    Staff Governor
  • Vicky Osborne
    Parent Elected
  • Luke Sullivan
    Council appointed
  • Patricia Chellen


Attendance Record Petham Academy Council 2016/17

Attendance Record Petham Academy Council 2018/19

Register of Business Interests 2017/18

Register of Business Interests 2018/19