For those unfamiliar with the term “Academy Advisory Board”, we are the local governing body overseeing the development of Lincoln Castle Academy on behalf of the Delta Academies Trust, our sponsor.

If you would like any further information about governance arrangements or how to become an AAB member please do not hesitate to contact the Academy at or by telephone on 01522 303584.

If you wish to contact the AAB Chair Dr S Fleming you can do via the academy email at or by letter addressed to:

Dr S Fleming – Chair of AAB
C/O Lincoln Castle Academy
Riseholme Road

Role of an AAB member

The Academy Advisory Body is a sub-committee of the Delta Board of Directors. It plays a key role in the life of each Academy and has responsibility, working with the Academy Senior Leadership Team, to improve the whole life of the Academy and its impact on its community. It is responsible for the conduct of the Academy and for promoting high standards. The Academy Advisory Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful Academy which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being. The Academy Advisory Body is required to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the Academy and be accountable for its decisions. It should note aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.

The Academy Advisory Body’s main functions are to: 

  • Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the Academy.
  • Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy, ensuring that they focus on Academy improvement.
  • Continuously review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement
  • Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group
  • Be responsible, with the Principal, for staff appointments other, than for the Principal and Vice Principal, following Delta recruitment processes.
  • Oversee the implementation of and ensure compliance with Delta policies locally.

Equality and Diversity

Delta Academies Trust has adopted the following aspirations in terms of promoting Equality and Diversity in their academies:

  • Attract a higher number of ethnic minority groups to our organisation.
  • Increase the number of job applications from disabled groups to our organisation.
  • Raise the number of male teaching appointments in Primary Academies.

Please note that statutory policies adopted by the AAB locally and which  support the organisation of the school can be found on the drop down menus at the top of the website.