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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.

 

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

 

Local Governance Committee information:

Local Governance Committee

 

Governor Name

Category

Date of Appointment

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Dr Carmel Digman

Foundation Committee member 

01 January 2018

Archdiocese of Southwark 

01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025

Chair

Safeguarding Lead

Catholic Character & Ethos

Nothing declared

Mr David Hunt

Foundation Committee member 17 May 2021

Archdiocese of Southwark

17 May 2021 - 16 May 2025

Vice-Chair

Curriculum Lead

Pupil Premium/SEND Lead

Wife Elizabeth Hunt is a teacher at the school

Hester Seager-Fleming

Headteacher

 

 

 

Nothing declared
Hilda ChatizembwaParent Committee member 06th March 2024

Elected by parents 

06th March 2024

  

Mr Philip Smye-Rumsby

Foundation Committee member 

03 February 2014

Archdiocese of Southwark

12 May 2022 - 11 May 2026

 

Owner of Smye-Rumsby Ltd company who provides CCTV, entry systems, public address and electrical services.

 

Meeting attendance list for last academic year

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent, ? = Attendance Not Marked, Blank = Not Required,

CA = Consent for absence, - = Not applicable

 

 

Academy Committee Meetings:

Governor

Governor Type

13 Sep 2022

15 Nov 2022

07 Feb 2023

02 May 2023

11 Jul 2023

Mr Phil Barham

Clerk

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Dr Carmel Digman

Foundation governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr David Hunt

Foundation governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Hannah Ives

 

Y

 

Y

 

 

Mrs Sam Paterson

Clerk

 

 

 

Y

Y

Hester Seager-Fleming

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Bronwen Strinati

 

N

N

N

 

 

 

Our Chair of Governors, Carmel Digman , can be contacted by email:

carmel.digman@st-josephs-aylesham.kcsp.org.uk

 

The Clerk to the committee Samantha Paterson, can be contacted by email:

sposnett@kcsp.org.uk

 

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

 

Governance handbook - Governance Handbook 23/24  

Scheme of delegation - Scheme of Delegation 23/24  

 

 

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