Local Governance Committee

KCSP Governance Model 

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 KCSP

 

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

 

Our Chair of Governors, Dan Blatter, can be contacted via the school office.

 

 

The Clerk to the committee Sarah Hart, can be contacted by email:

sarahh@governance-connected.co.uk 

 

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

 

Local Governance Committee Members 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Benedict's Roman Catholic Primary School

Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Governor Type/Elected by

Date of Appointment

Term From

Term To

Roles

John Billing

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

 

14 July 2022

14 Jul 2022

13 Jul 2026

Finance Lead

Dan Blatter

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

01 December 2020

10 Feb 2022

30 Nov 2024

Chair

David Brett

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

 26 July 2013

26 Jul 2021

25 Jul 2025

Health & Safety Lead

Lisa Brett

Parent committtee member

(Elected by parents)

 

 03 November 2014

03 Nov 2022

2 Nov 2026

Safeguarding Lead

Pupil Premium/SEND Lead

Sarah Hart

Clerk to the LGC

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

Stevie Hunt

Co Opt Committee member 

(appointed by KCSP)

 

 

14 July 2022

14 Jul 2022

13 Jul 2026

Pupil Premium/SEND Lead

Robin Hunter

Staff committee member

(elected by staff)

 

07 November 2022

07 Nov 2022

6 Nov 2026

Staff Committee Member

Sarah McAlpine

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

Natalie Pastore

Parent

(elected by parents)

 

 

01 March 2019

01 Mar 2023

28 Feb 2027

Curriculum Lead EYFS

Gerry Sharratt

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

21 February 2015

21 Feb 2023

20 Feb 2027

 

Pawel Sobol

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

01 December 2020

31 Jan 2022

30 Nov 2024

Catholic Character & Ethos

Rachel Upton

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

01 September 2016

19 Jan 2021

18 Jan 2025

Curriculum Lead KS1

Dr. Rebecca Warren-Heys

Foundation committee member

(Archdiocese of Southwark)

 

21 September 2014

21 Sep 2022

20 Sep 2026

Vice Chair

Curriculum Lead KS2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Key Documents 

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