Academy Advisory Body

Governance of the Academy

Delta is a charitable company subject to company law and it is a not for profit organisation.  Delta is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and the Delta Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the MAT.  Board members act collectively: with the exception of the Chief Executive they do not have individual executive authority.  The Board has delegated to the Chief Executive all responsibility for the day-to–day management of the company.   The Board of Directors (BoD) sets out Delta group strategy and operational policy in key areas which are then applied within and across all its academies through Principals and Academy Advisory Bodies (AABs). 

The EGPA Academy Advisory Body Structure and Membership

The role of the Academy Advisory Body is to:

Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Academy are clearly defined

  • Monitoring the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy
  • Appointing staff and ensuring the implementation of personnel procedures
  • Determining the aims, policies and priorities of the Academy
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the Academy
  • Setting statutory and non-statutory targets
  • Securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring all Academy children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

East Garforth Primary Academy AAB Members:

Academy Executive PrincipalMrs J Snead
Head of AcademyMrs R Binns
Chair of AAB (Acting)James Gilyead
Delta Academies Trust Appointed - Parent memberJames Smith
Delta Academies Trust Appointed - Parent memberJames Gilyead
Delta Academies Trust AppointedLisa Holdsworth
Delta Academies Trust AppointedSteph Hudson
Associate Member Office ManagerJoan Whale


The EAB operates a committee system which allows for more detailed work to be carried out by EAB members.  The Committees meet prior to each EAB meeting.  Chairs of committees report to the EAB.

Resources (Staffing, Finance, Premises, Health & Safety, Policy)

R Binns,  J Whale, J Smith (Chair), J Gilyead, Delta Finance, Delta HR

Chair of Governors Contact Details

Please address all correspondence to:

Mr James Gilyead
c/o East Garforth Primary Academy
Aberford Road
LS25 2HF

Meeting Dates 2017-2018

Meeting Name Date & Time
EAB Tuesday 10th October 5pm 
Finance and Resources Tuesday 21st November 5pm
Standards and Improvement Thursday 14th December 5pm
EAB Tuesday 9th January 5pm
Standards and Improvement Thursday 22nd February 5pm
Finance and Resources Tuesday 27th March 5pm
EAB Tuesday 22nd May 5pm
Finance and Resources Tuesday 12th June 5pm
Standards and Improvement Thursdsay 12th July 5pm 

You can read further information about our AAB on our Statutory Information page here.

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