Four Acres Governance

Four Acres Academy Governance

On February 1st 2015 Four Acres Primary School stopped being a Bristol City Council maintained school.  It is now an Academy under the umbrella of the Little Acorn Trust who are a Mulit Academy Trust.  Please see the web page listed above for details of the Little Acorn Trust.

LAT Website Info 2017-18.pdf


How Four Acres Academy is Run and Governed

The Board of Directors of the Trust

The Board of Directors responsible for how the funding for the Academy is used.  It must ensure that funding is used lawfully, economically, efficiently and effectively to achieve value for money.  

The Head Teacher (Matthew Cave)

Matthew Cave, the Head Teacher for Four Acres Academy with responsiblity for Bristol City Council owned Four Acres and Bishopsworth Children's Centre, is also a Director of the Little Acorn Trust Mulit Academy Trust and is the Chief Executive of the Little Acorn Trust.

The Local Governing Body

There is a Local Governing Body which has been set up by the Directors for Four Acres Academy.  The Role of the Local Governorning Body is to develop areas of work, provide advice and information about the way their Academy is working and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.  There must be at least two elected parents on the Local Governing Body and at least one elected parent in each of the sub-committees. Advisors with specific areas of expertise are also invited to join the sub committees.   The parents elected to the Governing Body of Four Acres School before it became an Academy will continue to serve on the Local Governing Body until the end of their term of office, or they resign.


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