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St John’s Catholic Primary School

I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)



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.


KCSP Governance Model

KCSP  Trust Governance and Financial information 

Please use the following links to access information about KCSP Trsut Governance and Financial information.

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:

  • Developing and sharing the values and vision
  • Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  • Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  • Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  • Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  • Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  • Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  • Agreeing targets for improvement
  • Planning to achieve improvement
  • 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 2023-2024


Committee member Name


Date of Appointment                                   

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Karen Thompson


03 July 2015

Archdiocese of Southwark

03/07/2023 - 02/07/2027

Chair of LGC

Safeguarding Lead


Gerard Keenan


03 July 2015

Archdiocese of Southwark

02/07/2019 (currently in renewal process)


Finance Lead


Fr Moses Amune


08 September 2020

Archdiocese of Southwark

08/09/2022 - 07/09/2026

Curriculum Lead


John Lynch



04 May 2020


 04/05/2020 - 04/05/2024

Health and Safety Lead 

CPD Lead


Marie Hughes


10 September 2020

Archdiocese of Southwark

10/09/2020 - 09/09/2024

Pupil Premium &




Ifeoma Taiwo


01 September 2018

Archdiocese of Southwark

01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022 (currently in renewal process)

Catholic Character and Ethos Lead


Caroline Barron Co Headteacher N/A None 
Paula CooneyhanCo Headteacher  N/A None 
Lauren Riby Clerk N/A None 

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


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


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

Our Values

We live our life to the full (John 10:10)

We love each other (John 15:12)

We always do our best (Colossians 3:23)

We walk with Jesus (Luke 24:15)

Trust Information

St John’s Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.