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Herons’ Moor Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation, a multi-academy trust that is responsible for a number of academies across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.  Governance for a multi-academy trust operates at two levels.  At trust level, there is a Board of Directors.  The directors are accountable to the Department for Education and external government agencies, including the Charity Commission, for the quality of the education the trust provides and the effective use of the associated academy funding. They are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, financial probity, safety and good practice. The Board is provided assurance on a number of these areas through various sub-committees, as shown in the diagram below. For further information about the Board, please click on: https://www.clf.uk/governance/

At a local level, each academy has an Academy Council comprising of up to 13 Academy Councillors.  Academy Councils are responsible for holding Principals and their leadership teams to account for the quality and effectiveness of the academic experience of the students under their care with the aim of securing effective school improvement.  They do this through monitoring performance against an annual academy improvement plan, through monitoring risks and responses to risks, and by overseeing systems and processes for the safeguarding of children and the health, safety and wellbeing of academy staff.

Here are the names of our Academy Councillors at Herons’ Moor Academy :

Kathryn Volk – Chair of our Academy Council

I graduated from university in South Africa with a degree in Veterinary Science and work as an Associate Veterinarian at a local practice. I strongly believe that the greatest gift we can give a child is an education.  I felt that by joining the academy council it would enable me to do my best to ensure that every child received the best possible education available to them.

Julie Fox – Principal

David Beesley – Vice-Principal

Susie Weaver – Executive Principal

Vacancy – Sponsor Councillor 

Donna Hill – Parent Councillor

Vicky Green

I have been a class teacher at Herons’ Moor Academy since September 2014.  I have taught in Years 3, 4 and 5. I also currently support SEN in Key Stage 2..

Wendy Stack

I am a Higher Learning Teaching Assistant currently working as the Herons’ Moor Academy Nursery Leader. I have worked at Herons’ Moor since 2009.


Pecuniary Interest Register 2022-23

Pecuniary Interest Register 2021-22

Pecuniary Interest Register 2020-21

Pecuniary Interest Register 2019-20

Meeting Minutes

July 2022 Minutes

May 2022 Minutes

February 2022 Minutes

November 2021 Minutes