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Kent Catholic School's Partnership Governance Model

Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership 

 

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership is a charitable trustnd a company limited by guarantee.  The Trust was established in August 2012 by the Archibishop 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 important 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

 

Contact us

 

Our Chair of Governors, Mrs Park, can be contacted by email :Brigitte.park@more-park-westmalling.kcsp.org.uk

 

Our clerk to the committee can be contacted:  Pbarham@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

Local Governance Committee Information

 

Committee Member Name

Category

Date of Appointment 

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Benjamin Ashiagbor

Parent

23 Mar 2021

KCSP 

23/03/21 – 22/03/25

Joint Curriculum Lead

Nothing declared

Paul Greenwood

Staff

04 October 2022

KCSP 

04/10/22 – 03/10/26

 

Teacher at More Park.  Daughter is a pupil at More Park.

Stephen Gregory

Foundation

09 November 2021

Archdiocese of Southwark 

09/11/21 – 08/11/25

Joint Curriculum Lead, Health & Safety Lead

Grand-daughter is a pupil at More Park.  Daughter is a teacher at Our Lady of Hartley school. Son-in-Law is Headteacher at St Michaels.

Brigitte Park

Foundation

20 May 2019

Archdiocese of Southwark 

20/05/19 – 19/05/23

Chair, Joint Curriculum Lead

Nothing declared

Rukshan Pieris

 

Foundation

05 July 2023

Archdiocese of Southwark 

05/07/23 – 04/07/27

 

Nothing declared

Deborah Seal

Headteacher

 

KCSP

N/A

 

Nothing declared

Suneth Silva

Foundation

01 June 2021

Archdiocese of Southwark 

01/06/21 - 31.05.25

 

Finance Lead

Two children attend More Park. 

Greg Waight

Foundation

01 February 2023

Archdiocese of Southwark 

23/03/21 – 22/03/25

Joint Curriculum Lead, Safeguarding Lead

Two children attend More Park.

Fr Donatus Anosike 

Foundation 

11 December 2023

Archdiocese of Southwark 

11/12/23 - 10/12/27

 

 

Jeanette Wessen Parent 19 January 2024KCSP - 19/01/24 - 18/01/28  

 

 

 

Committee Members attendance records for Academic Year

2022-23

AC Meeting 1

05/10/22

AC

Meeting

2

23/11/22

AC Meeting

 3

08/02/23

AC Meeting

 4

03/05/23

AC Meeting

5

28/06/23

Benjamin Ashiagbor

(Parent)

Y

Remote

Y

Y

Y

Y

Remote

William Farren

(Foundation)

N

Apols

Y

N

Apols

N/A

Resigned

N/A

Paul Greenwood

(Staff)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Stephen Gregory

(Foundation)

Y

Y

By Zoom

Y

Y

N

Apols

Victoria Morrissey

(Foundation)

Y

Y

Y

Resigned

N/A

Brigitte Park

(Foundation)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Deborah Seal

(Academy Principal)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Father Peter Soper

(Foundation)

Y

N

Apols

Y

Y

Y

Greg Waight

(Foundation)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

In Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Barham (Clerk)

 

N/A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mandy Boxall (Clerk)

 

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

William Farren

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

N/A

Rukshan Pieris

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Jeanette Wessen

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

 

 

 

 

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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, Kent, ME18 5BZ. More Park Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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