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 Samantha Thompson.
In order to assist Samantha Thompson, 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:
Mr. Robert Cliff - Chair
Mrs. Gill Thompson - Vice Chair
Mrs Liz Carter
Revd. Neil Coleman
Mr. Christopher Town
Mr. Matthew Powell
Mrs. Sarah Muzzelle
Ms Suzy Pallett
Ms Samantha Thompson - Head of School
Ms Lucy Pearson - Deputy Head
Mrs Melanie Santamaria - Staff AAC member
The chair of the AAC is contactable by writing to:
Mr R Cliff - Chair of Bishop Justus AAC
c/o Ms Amy Miles
Bishop Justus Church of England School
Magpie Hall Lane
or via email at:
The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to the 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 Head of School, 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 Head of School. 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.
You can also express your views via Parent View - https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views
|Funding Agreement||29th Aug 2018||Download|
|Deed of Variation to the Funding Agreement||23rd Nov 2018||Download|
|AAC Protocol Appendix 1||04th Nov 2019||Download|
|AAC Protocol Appendix 2||04th Mar 2020||Download|
|Privacy Notice AAC members||09th Oct 2020||Download|
|Summary of AAC Meeting Attendance Academic Year 2021||08th Sep 2021||Download|
|Business Interests Declaration AAC Summary December 2021||03rd Dec 2021||Download|
|Pen Portrait of AAC Members||05th Jan 2022||Download|
|Protocol and Delegation March 2022||21st Apr 2022||Download|