St James CE Primary Academy

St James CE Primary Academy

'Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish.' Psalm 92:13.

'Growing and learning together with Faith'

Brook End, Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4PL


Local Academy Committee

Local Academy Committee

A warm welcome to all is extended from the Local Academy Committee of St James CE Primary Academy.

 School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. As an Academy our Governors are known as the Local Academy Committee (LAC).

The role of the Local Academy Committee is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a academy.  Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the Local Academy Committee.


From 1/12/22 an Executive Local Academy Committee is in place across Churchfield CE Primary Academy and St James CE Primary Academy, Longdon (both part of St Chad’s Academies Trust and executive model.)


Our Executive Local Academy Committee is made up of:


Chair of LAC – Miss K. Taylor

Vice Chair of LACs – Miss E. Cruxton (Churchfield), Mr A. White (St James)

Executive Principal – Mr C. Dobson

LAC members- Mr G. Hammersley, Mrs J. White, Rev J. Waterfield

Parent representatives – Mrs A. Belbeck, Mrs R. Walmsley

Staff representatives– Mrs J. Reed (Churchfield), Mr J. Stainton (St James)

St Chad’s representatives – Mrs R. Green


Head of Schools – Mr G. Lloyd (Churchfield), Mrs S. Hewkin (St James)


Please find below details of how our Local Academy Committee is structured, including the names, date of appointment, term of office, relevant business interests and attendance at meetings. 

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