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 Jennifer Richards (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), Will Skinner, Yvette Evans, Ruth Wright, Raj Beepat
- Parent Members: Diana Tutt and Marcelle Neil.
- Staff Members: Sharon Rutherford and Susan Gosden
- Ex Officio: Mrs Jennifer Richards (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.
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 2016 may be viewed here.