Academy committees are crucial to support the staff, infrastructure and pupils of a school, they are made up of volunteers who give their time and commitment freely. In the coming months, we will be setting up a local academy committee for Thoresby Vale Primary Academy. If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you – please email us at

The job of the committee is to support and challenge the academy’s senior leadership team to raise achievement and realise the potential of all the students, supporting the vision and ethos of the academy.

Governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every student at the academy gets the best possible education. Governance concentrates on four strategic functions, and in our academy, the focus of these is determined by the trustees on the Diverse Academies Trust board within our scheme of delegation:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its students, plus the performance management of staff;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent; and
  • engaging with stakeholders, parent/carers, staff and students and the wider community.

Governors get to know the academy through reports and data together with visits into the academy and meeting staff and students.

Get involved

Governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every child at the academy gets the best possible education.

Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. It offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the education of our younger generation right at the cutting edge.

If you would like to discuss being a governor, please get in contact by emailing

Further information

The Academy Trust Handbook requires the publication on the academy website of certain information about governance in academies.

You can also visit the governance section of the Diverse Academies website, from where you can find details of our trustees, structure, and scheme of delegation.