The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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The Village Academy offers generic policies for its schools, which are reflected on this website. The individuality of each school’s context means there may be occasions when a school needs to include appendices to the main policy document in line with its own context. As a Trust, we continually review all our policies. Please click HERE to go to our Policies page

Strategic management

As an Academy Trust, our Articles of Association determine our governance gtructure. For a copy of this and further information about the Trust's governance, including membership and attendance at governance meetings, please click HERE.

 Further information relating to our local and Trust governance can also be seen on
DFE Website 'Get Information About Schools' (GIAS). Please click HERE.

Join Us!

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Local Academy Council (local Governance) or a Trustee, please click HERE, to go to the Vacancies page on The Village Academy Website for further information and an application form. 

Local Governance

Each school has a Local Academy Council, which comprise of the Headteacher, the Headteacher from another school within the Trust and a number of non-Trustee members.

Academy Councils are chaired by one of its members. They provide local challenge to the Headteacher using the published School Improvement Plan as a basis for their monitoring.

LAC Chair

Mrs Clare Saunders

Selling CE Primary School, The Street, Selling C of E Primary School, Selling, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9RQ

LAC Members

Mrs Clare Saunders (Chair) - Standards

Mrs Estera Amesz - Christian Ethos

Mrs Charlotte White - Finance

Dr Michael Saunders - EYFS

Mr Sid Harding - Safeguarding & Attendance

Day to day management

The Headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management of their school.