Dear Parent/Carer

The main role of the AAB is to support and challenge the Academy Leadership Team in the journey to make Don Valley Academy an outstanding Academy.

Over the course of this academic year the membership of the AAB has changed and the time is now right to invite one more parent or carer to join the AAB. This is an exciting time for the Academy as we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students and we truly stand by our belief of Changing Lives….. through belief and collaboration.  Our Academy is a learning community which puts the students at the centre of everything that we do and the AAB are actively involved in the work that we do.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the AAB, there are two forms which you will need to complete. These forms can either be collected from Reception at the Academy or are available to download from the Academy website (

The first form is a Governance Nomination Form which asks you to say, using no more than 200 words, why you would like to become an AAB member. The second form is an AAB Member Criteria form which asks a number of questions required by law about your eligibility to be a member of the AAB. Each question is answered by yes or no.

Completed forms should be handed in to Academy Reception or emailed to the Principal’s PA at  In the event that there are more nominations than available places, a parent ballot will be held.

I do hope that you will consider becoming a member of Don Valley Academy Advisory Body.

Yours sincerely

T Long

Tony Long

AAB Chairman