Academy Council & Register of Business Interests

Westcliff Academy Council

As a member of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) the structure of the Academy Council and its responsibilities are set out in the FCAT Scheme of Delegation and Code of Conduct for Governors which can be found HERE.

The Academy Council plays a vital role in the governance and accountability of Westcliff Academy; its responsibilities include to:

• Support the vision and direction of FCAT
• Set and review the vision and direction for Westcliff Primary School within the framework of FCAT’s vision
• Approve the Westcliff Primary School Budget
• Oversee financial monitoring of Westcliff Primary School
• Hold the Principal to account for standards and report annually to the Directors
• Act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
• Approve capital programmes before submission to the Board of Directors

The Academy Council is not responsible for the operational and day to day management of Westcliff Primary School; this is the remit of the Headteacher who reports to the Chief Executive.

The Academy Council is made up of Governors who want to make a positive contribution to your child’s education.

Westcliff Academy Council

Ron Scott – FCAT Chair

Lisa Knowles – FCAT Governor and Vice Chair

Colin Simkins – Executive Headteacher

Amanda Stokes – Headteacher

Sue Burrows – FCAT Governor

Carole Sweeting – FCAT Governor

Steph Fairclough – Staff Governor

Sam Smillie – Staff Governor


Please note: The address of the chair is care of the school - Westcliff Primary Academy, Crawford Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 9BY


Westcliff Primary Academy Register of Business Interests 2019-20