Academy Council

The role of the Local Academy Council of this academy is to contribute to the development of the academy, providing support and challenge from the perspective of pupils, parents and stakeholders. It is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds.

The Local Academy Council will carry out its duties in a manner which will enable the objectives for the academy to be achieved and will provide regular reports of its activity to the Academy Trust. The Local Academy Council shall have oversight of the academy's activities and duties outlined in the schedule of delegation document.

For further information regarding governance please see;



Local Academy Council Register of Interest 2017/2018

Local Academy Council Meeting Attendance 2017-2018

Click here for a link to the SUAT Board Members

Local Academy Council 2017/2018


Category Name Roles Term of Office
Co-opted Mr. R. J. Davey

Chair of Council

My name is John Davey, Chair of Governors at Tynsel Parkes CE Primary Academy School where I have been a Co-opted governor for 5 years. I was previously Clerk to the Governors at the school.

Throughout my working life I worked for Staffordshire County Council, mostly within the Education Department supporting schools in the Uttoxeter and Moorlands area. It was here that I gained my knowledge of the education system and a desire to help children.

I am also a local church leader, with a special interest in working with children. This includes a puppet ministry, working with a team delivering Open the Book and running a Messy Church. My other interests include a passion for conservation, wildlife and the natural world.

23 October 2018

Mrs. M. Fahy

Vice Chair

My name is Margaret Fahy. I am a retired teacher and I still have an ongoing interest in education. I am particularly interested in the development and growth of Tynsel Parkes Academy. I enjoy my role as Vice-Chair of the Local Academy Council and I will continue to work for the school with interest and enthusiasm.

19 January 2020 

Dr. R. Blencowe

LAC Member

My name is Rowena Blencowe and I became a co-opted member of Tynsel Parkes Academy in March 2018. I have lived in Uttoxeter for 16 years and prior to that worked at Thomas Alleyne's High School. I am a retired headteacher having worked mainly in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, athough my teaching career started in Coventry.  I am keen to be involved in the local community and therefore pleased to be part of the Local Academy Council at Tynsel Parkes Academy.

My main interests are gardening, bird watching and, more recently, being an event First-Aider with the St John Ambulance. I am very much looking forward to using my previous knowledge and experience of education to support the school and ensure an excellent learning experiences for all children.

8th March 2022

Mr. J. A. Walker

LAC Member

My name is John Walker and I became a school governor at Tynsel Parkes
School in 2009. My aim was to help out in the local community and I decided that volunteering as a school governor would be a positive move. Some years later I am still enjoying my role. More importantly, I now understand how vital it is to support the school staff, who work extremely hard, and ensure they have the resources needed to educate our children to a high standard and give them a good start in life.
If you would like to have a say in children's education and have some spare time, please consider becoming a school governor.On a personal note I like to keep fit and play walking football very slowly.

23 October 2018 

Mrs. J. M. Meikle

LAC Member

My name is Janet Meikle. Until recently, I was the Vice Principal and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) at Tynsel Parkes, retiring in August 2017. Retirement has given me more time for my hobbies such as walking and swimming, as well as quality time to spend with my own family which includes my husband, three daughters and two grandsons. However, I am very excited about remaining a part of the Tynsel Parkes family so that I can continue to use my skills and experience to contribute to the development and the aspirations of the academy and its community.

01 September 2021

Mrs L. Shelton

LAC Member

8th March 2022

Mrs T. Ward

LAC Member

8th March 2022

Principal Mrs R Chandler


Parent Mrs R Hollins

LAC Member

My name is Rachel Hollins I became the parent governor about two years ago. I have one daughter in school and I joined the governors to take an active interest in her education and to help the school perform well for all of the pupils that attend Tynsel Parkes Academy.

I have a B.Ed. Hons in Physical Education and Geography and I have been teaching for 22yrs across a wide range of schools including mainstream, special and a Japanese boarding school.

In my spare time I help organise and run the Uttoxeter Leisure Centre Badminton Club which also involves me playing competitively for the club in the East and North Staffordshire League and Derbyshire Leagues.

As a parent Governor I am happy to listen to parents thoughts about school issues and take these views to the Governing body.


7 March 2020

Mr. S. Lynch

LAC Member

21 April 2019 

Staff Mrs. N. K. Walker

LAC Member

Since beginning my teaching career in Staffordshire, in 1997, I have worked in a couple of schools but have taught the last fifteen years at Tynsel Parkes where my son was also a pupil. I have had the privilege of being a Governor here for the past eleven years and take great pride in being part of a team that contributes to the underpinning values and aspirations of the school and holds the children’s learning central to the school motto ‘Loving and Learning Together’.

Outside of school I love spending time with my family and friends, gardening, and being a mum.

11 May 2019 


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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