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FORMATION & BACKGROUND

The Leicestershire Academies Group was formed as the result of an initial conference organised by Newbridge High School Academy on 29 January 2015 attended by 35 Academies, with a further Academies expressing interest in joining.

Special thanks to the Birmingham Bursars' Group and theSchoolBusinessForum for all the guidance and support in us developing this group.

There was unanimous support in creating a group that represents the Academies in the Leicestershire area for a minimal sum of £75 per annum providing:

 Over recent years there has been a large increase in Local Authority Maintained Schools converting to Academies in Leicestershire.  This has meant that collaboration and supporting each other in effective and efficient ways as Academies has become even more important to ensure we all contribute in raising the quality of the education provision in Leicestershire.  Traditional ways of information sharing and communication have in some areas become less relevant to the Academies agenda and LAG hopes to be able to provide a cost effective way to provide essential information, relevant training in collaboration with our existing Teaching Alliances and support to its members.

There are existing groups of schools and academies already within Leicestershire that meet and communicate to support each other in local clusters and others that meet across the county, including a High school and Upper school bursars forum that has run successfully for many years.  The intention of this Academies Group is not to replace any current effective group or partnership but rather hope to support our members in an alternative complimentary way.

Several committees were created within LAG on-line to start to develop this group.  The following are current members of the Executive Committee:


COMMITTEE

ACADEMIES

CONTACTS

Executive Committee

Ashby Hill Top Academy


Ibstock Community College


Newbridge High School


 

 

Thomas Estley Community College

Wreake Valley Academy

Tracey Hooper


Caroline Smithers

 

Stewart Goacher

Maxine Adams - Chair

 

Ann-Marie Willett

  Andy Winters

 

Website working Party

Ashby Hill Top Academy

 

Ibstock Community College

Newbridge High School

 



Thomas Estley Community College

Tracey Hooper



Caroline Smithers

Stewart Goacher


Maxine Adams (Chair)


Josh Wilson


Ann-Marie Willett

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Executive Committee was created and put together a proposed Constitution to be agreed by the membership at the first formal meeting of the group.

The first formal meeting of this group took place on 13 February 2015 at Newbridge High School Academy where a proposed Constitution was agreed together with the first year's subscription fees. 

Membership is open to all Academies and any school considering converting or becoming an academy. Membership fees change from year to year (Sept to Aug) and are available on request from the Treasurer (Ann-Marie Willett at Thomas Estley Community College) or Group Administrators (Maxine Adams and Donna Huson-Bennett at Newbridge High School Academy and Ann-Marie Willett at Thomas Estley Community College).



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