Aquinas Advisory Council

St. John’s CE Primary is an academy within the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust (Aquinas). The responsibility for the oversight and management of all aspects of the Aquinas rests with the Board of Trustees. The day to day management of Aquinas has been delegated by the Trustees to the Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Griffiths. The day to day operation of the school has been delegated to Lynda Doel (Executive Headteacher) and Sharon Rutherford (Head of School).

In order to assist the Executive Head and Head of School, the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including St. John's. The members of St. John's AAC are as follows:

  • Trust appointed Members: Nigel Poole (Chair), Yvette Evans, Raj Beepat and Angelina Idun
  • Parent Members: Diana Tutt and Marcelle Neil.
  • Staff Members: Sharon Rutherford and Susan Gosden
  • Ex Officio: Mrs Lynda Doel (Executive Headteacher)

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to the Executive Head and Head of School in raising standards of achievement and progress for all learners.

The AAC does have delegated responsibility in relation to aspects of admissions, appointment of staff, complaints, performance management, permanent exclusions, school inspections, staff grievance and disciplinary. The AAC also has the ability to escalate concerns to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School, CEO or Trustees.

The AAC members meet at least three times per year and certain members will have specific functions as agreed by the AAC, Executive headteacher and Head of School. Members will also forge links with the school and wider community. Notes of the AAC meetings are available on request.

AAC Members’ code of conduct and declaration of business interests support the following principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

If you wish to contact the Chair of the AAC or any of its members, please write or email c/o the school, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Aquinas Advisory Council for St. Johns, declaration of members interests may be viewed here.

Aquinas Advisory Council Protocol and Delegation may be viewed here.

Attendance at Meetings  for St. John's from September 2017 may be viewed here.