Chair Of Governors Welcome Message

A message from the Academy Advisory Body

As an ‘old boy’ of this school myself and with many family connections to it – from the past right up to the present day – I’m very proud to be the current Chair of the Academy Advisory Body (AAB) at Da Vinci.

Members of the AAB are still titled as “Governors” although our role in governance has changed.  As we are now part of the L.E.A.D. Multi-Academy Trust, the key activities of the AAB are three-fold:

  • To promote L.E.A.D. and its activities in managing and improving our Academy,
  • To offer challenge to the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team regarding the Academy’s progress, and
  • To provide the Parent and Community ‘Voice’ within the Academy.

I’m very pleased to report that we now have a full complement of Parent Governors.  The AAB offers its thanks to those parents who have undertaken this role in the past and welcomes those who have now agreed to take on these important duties going forward.

I’m sure you are aware of many of the changes that have been made in the Academy over the past 12 months, especially in the way that it operates in order to further improve the welfare and outcomes for all of our Students.  The AAB congratulates Mrs Roberts and her staff on the hard work that they have put in to develop and achieve these changes. This is further confirmed by the results of a number of recent (independent) Academy reviews that have declared that our progress is on an upward trajectory – in general and across specific areas of our delivered curriculum.  Further changes are anticipated and the AAB will continue to both support and challenge the Academy’s performance going forward.

I sincerely believe that all of our Parents and Carers can now have the utmost confidence in Da Vinci Academy and that your children will continue to find it a safe and nurturing environment in which they can all thrive and achieve their highest potential.

It just remains for me to wish everyone connected with Da Vinci a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2019.

With best wishes,

Nick Clark

Chair of the Academy Advisory Body

Da Vinci Academy

January 2019