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 Academy within the framework of FCAT’s vision
• Approve the Westcliff Primary Academy Budget
• Oversee financial monitoring of Westcliff Primary Academy
• Hold the Headteacher 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 Academy; 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

Lisa Knowles – FCAT Governor and Acting Chair

Sarah Bamber – Executive Headteacher

Amanda Stokes – Headteacher

Sammy Roskell - Parent Governor

Caroline Glover - Parent Governor

Jake Kenny - FCAT Governor

Thomas McMurdo – 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

Governance Documents