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 KCSP 

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership is a charitable trust and a company limited by guarantee. The Trust was established in August 2012 by the Archbishop of Southwark.

The Trust Board of Directors ('Trustees') are responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the Trust and they fulfil this role by delegating functions to committees. 

The Trust understands the importance of the role of governance committees and the Trust has set out guidance and support in its Governance Handbook and Scheme of Delegation.

Local Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is a ‘critical friend’ of the school. It provides Strategic Leadership in school improvement. It does this by being appropriately involved in the school improvement cycle as follows:

  1. Developing and sharing the values and vision
  2. Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  3. Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  4. Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  5. Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  6. Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  7. Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  8. Agreeing targets for improvement
  9. Planning to achieve improvement
  10. Ensuring that deployment of staffing and resources match the school’s priorities.

Key Issues 

The governance committee will consider and keep under review: the progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, evidence of narrowing gaps between under achieving groups and other pupils, improvements in the quality of teaching, the school’s improvement since the last inspection, and the school’s self-evaluation of how well it is doing currently. Governance committee members are not expected to be involved in the day to day running of the school.

Who can be a governance committee member? 

  • Almost everyone over 18 can become a member. Governance committee members are volunteers from all walks of life – everyone has experience and skills to offer
  • An effective governance committee has people from different backgrounds and with a mix of skills. No formal qualifications are needed to be a member
  • Governance committee members are not education experts – they are there to offer a fresh perspective

What makes a good governance committee member? 

  • The ability to work in a team
  • An interest in education and a commitment to the school
  • Patience, energy and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to listen, learn and to spend time in school
  • A willingness to undertake training

St John's Academy Committee Details 2022-2023

 

Governor Name

Category

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Karen Thompson

Foundation

Education Commission

02/07/2019

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

None

Gerard Keenan

Foundation

Education Commission

02/07/2019

Vice-Chair

Finance

None

Fr Moses

Foundation

Parish Priest

Catholic character and Ethos

Curriculum 

None

John Lynch

Co-opted

Governor

 04/05/2020

Health and Safety

None

Marie Hughes

Foundation

 Education Commission

10/09/2020

Pupil Premium 

SEN

 

None

Ifeoma Okwu

Foundation

Education Commission

06/09/2019

Catholic Character and Ethos

None

Nioka Cheddie

Parent Governor

02/04/2019

 

Curriculum

None

 

Please click on link: Meeting list for last academic year.  

Our Chair of Governors, Karen Thompson , can be contacted by email:

Karen.thompson@st-johns-gravesend.kcsp.org.uk

 

The Clerk to the committee Lauren Riby, can be contacted by email:

Lriby@kcsp.org.uk

 

Copies of Governing Body minutes are available from the School Office.

 Other useful documents

Please click on link: Governance handbook 

 

Please click on link: Scheme of delegation 

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