Chair of the Governing Body – Mrs I Chisholm c/o Chadsmead Primary Academy, Friday Acre, Lichfield, WS13 7HJ
Education Advisory Board (EAB)
The EAB’s primary role is to support the rapid turnaround of the Academy or to establish a new Academy and to facilitate the establishment of a Local Governing Board to whom delegated responsibility can be given.  The EAB has been established by The Community Academies Trust (CAT).  The EAB shall meet at least twice a term, more if necessary.
The EAB will ensure that the Strategic Plan for the Academies is being implemented and will advise on the development and review of the Plan, focussing on the key areas of action, identified in the Sponsor’s statement of action.
Members of the EAB have been drawn from the local community and have been appointed by CAT, who will ensure the members have both the capacity and skills to work intensively within the Academy, providing support and challenge to the Academy’s staff and building on existing links with the community.  Board members must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethos and values of the CAT and a commitment to fulfilling the CAT’s mission and objectives for the Academy, drawing on specialist skills where required.
The EAB will report to the CAT Multi Academy Trust Board and the CAT Executive Team on progress, recommending further action as necessary. 
Operating with an EAB is not intended to be a long term arrangement and a target date has been identified for the review of the arrangement.  Any initial period will not be greater than 12 months.