Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Local Academy Committee

Our local Academy Committee (LAC) has the following core functions of governance, in line with the Wandle Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation:

  • Provide stategic oversight of the education provision of the school
  • Ensure the stakeholder voice is heard and helps to inform strategic decision-making
  • Provide strategic oversight of compliance of the school with Trust policies
  • Support the Trust Board to ensure good governance across the Trust

What we do

Local Academy Committees provide challenge and support to Academy Leadership Teams as the Academy implements policies and improvement plane priorities.

Academy Leadership Teams manage the day-to-day business of the individual academy under the oversight of the Executive Team, with challenge and support from their Local Academy Committee.

The LAC meet twice a term during the autumn, spring and summer terms. Within the LAC there are key link role holders for:


SEND, inclusion and equalities

People and stakeholder engagement

Premises and Health and Safety


Link role holders meet with relevant school leaders to monitor their area and also attend specific training for their role and meet at least annually with other link role holders and a trustee link role holder to share ideas and best practice and ensure communication flows between LAC members and Trustees.

Meet the Local Academy Committee

To find out who our LAC members are please click here

To view LAC members' meeting attendance for 2022-23, please click here.

Governance within the Wandle Learning Trust

To find out more about governance within Wandle Learning Trust, please click here.