Our partnership with parents and carers plays a vital role in ensuring students achieve at the highest level. With this in mind, the academy is keen to encourage its parent/carer community to visit the academy regularly and support a range of volunteering opportunities born out of our well-established Parent Staff Association (PSA).

Ways to get involved

We understand the challenges parents face while supporting their child’s education and we know that many parents, in similar situations, have benefited from talking to one another.

The academy has a well-established Parent Staff Association (PSA) whose primary aim is to support communication between parents and the academy, and between parents themselves. The PSA hold open meetings and also run a range of events designed to help parents support their child(ren), including taster classes and social events, as well as running a second hand uniform shop.

Throughout the year the academy will be promoting its PSA events and encouraging parents/carers to sign-up to volunteer their time and/or expertise. If you’d like to join our PSA mailing list, please email our Communications Officer, Nathalie Heatherington:

For a list of upcoming PSA events, please see our Events or Parent Meetings pages.

Previous meeting minutes.

Tuesday 14th November 2017

The academy’s governing body comprises representatives from both sponsors, from the community, staff and three elected parents/carers. The role of the Parent Governor is the same as any other governor: attend meetings once every half term regarding the strategic direction of the academy in terms of both finance and the curriculum; hold the Principal to account; visit the academy annually, observing and assessing teaching and learning in an assigned subject area.

We currently have three Parent Governors in post: Stephen Webster, Sophie Conway, and Oleander Agbetu.