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Infomation on Smith Wood Academy’s Governance and Academy Associates

Smith’s Wood Academy is part of the Educational Charity ‘Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust’.

Smith’s Wood Academy is governed by the Trust’s Board of Directors. The Trust Board is comprised of volunteers and is responsible for:

The Trust’s CEO is responsible for holding Stephen Huntington – Principal to account for the academic performance and standards in each academy.

The Trust Board have established a sub-committee known as the ‘Academy Association’ at each of its academies to provide the Trust Board with local oversight. The Chair of the Smith’s Wood Academy Association is Andrew Best.

The Trust board establishes the remit and terms of reference for the Academy Association. The Academy Associations meet at least four times a year, and have responsibilities which include:

If you wish to contact the Chair or any member of the Academy Association, you can e-mail them via the Academy’s General Office

or write c/o Fairfax Academy, Fairfax Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 7JT.

Parents/Carers and members of the local community are invited to join the Academy Association (for a period of four years).  If you are interested in finding out more about the role please contact the Chair of the Trust Board Andrew Best ( or write c/o Chair of FMAT, Fairfax Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 7JT

For further information on the Trust’s governance arrangements, please visit:

Financial Information for the Trust can be found here:

Trust Policies can be accessed here: