Parent Council

The Parent Council exists to represent parents and carers of students at the RSA Academy.

The objectives of the Parent Council are:

  • to work in partnership with the Academy to create a welcoming environment which is inclusive for all parents and carers;
  • to promote partnership between the Academy, its students and their parents/carers;
  • to develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the students of the Academy; and
  • to identify and represent the views of parents and carers on the education provided by the Academy and other matters affecting the education and welfare of its students.

Get involved 

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to join us on the Parent Council and attend the Parent Forum events. It is an ideal opportunity to meet other parents, share views and have a real input into what goes on in YOUR Academy. This place of learning belongs to everyone – the teachers, the students and us, the parents.

Many different topics are discussed at Parent Council meetings and these views and ideas are then communicated to the Academy leadership team and also to the Governing Body. The Governing Body has been very complimentary and grateful for the work of the Parent Council and feels it has a real place and role to play in the RSA Academy.

Thank you

Simon Foley

Parent Governor and Chair of Parent Council

The Parent Council meets once per term and a copy of the most recent minutes can be viewed below:

Copies of the minutes of meetings are available to all parents and carers of children at the RSA Academy and to all staff. Copies can be obtained from the Secretary of the Parent Council.

Meetings of the Parent Council are open to the parent or carer of any student, unless the Parent Council is discussing an issue which it considers should be dealt with on a confidential basis.


All Tuesdays 18:30 – 20:30 in the VCR

19th January 2016
22nd March 2016
21st June 2016

Some of the issues already discussed by the Parent Council include:

  • Communication
  • Reports
  • Progress Days
  • Uniform
  • Catering
  • Social events
  • Smoking policy
  • Work related learning
  • PSHCE curriculum
  • Truancy call system

If you are interested in joining the Parent Council please contact:

Jane Dominese – PA to the Principal
Tel: 0121 556 1351


  • Simon Foley (Parent Governor and Chair)
  • Louise Johnson (Secretary)
  • Andrea Hickman (Vice-Chair)
  • Philip Watts
  • Cliff Armstrong
  • Enroy Vickers
  • Bev Foley
  • Angela Bennett
  • Melanie Martin
  • John Attley
  • Julie Attley
  • Ricky Walker
  • Mandy Yates
  • Anita Hall
  • Paulette McNab
  • Nick Hough
  • Tracey Gill

Parent Forum

The RSA Academy is committed to working in close partnership with parents and carers as we believe that by working together we can achieve the best outcomes for your children.

All parents and carers of children at the RSA Academy are automatically members of the Parent Forum. Parent Forum meetings take place three times each year and all parents and carers are encouraged to attend. These meetings give parents and carers the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of our work and to enable you to hear about issues that are currently under discussion at the Academy. They also provide the opportunity to hear feedback about the activities of the Parent Council which is working on behalf of all parents of children at the RSA Academy.