Aquinas Advisory Council

The school 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 Bishop Justus C of E School has been delegated to the Simon Murphy.

In order to assist Simon Murphy, the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Bishop Justus C of E School. The members of Bishop Justus C of E School AAC are as follows:

Trust appointed Members:

Mrs. Liz Carter - Chair

Rev'd Andrew Jablonski
Mrs. Gill Thompson 
Mr. Christopher Town

Mr. Terry Hyland

Parent Members:

Mr. Nigel Mainwaring


Staff Members:

Mr. Patrick Boughton - Reynolds

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to the Headteacher 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 Headteacher, CEO or Trustees.

The AAC members meet at least 3 times a year and certain members will have specific functions as agreed by the AAC and the Headteacher. Members will also forge links with the school and wide community. Notes of the AAC meeting 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 email: and insert in the subject box ‘for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council’.


Parent View

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Declaration of Business Interests

Please click here to view Summary of Declaration of Business Interests


Protocol and Delegation

Please click on the links below for Aquinas Advisory Council Protocol and Delegation

Protocol and Delegation

Protocol and Delegation Appendix 1

Protocol and Delegation Appendix 2

Supplemental Funding Agreement


Attendance at meetings for Bishop Justus - Sept 2016

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