Aquinas Advisory Council

Aquinas Advisory Council - Governance

Cudham Church of England Primary

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 Cudham Church of England Primary has been delegated to the Mrs. Geraldine Shackleton (Headteacher).

In order to assist Mrs. Geraldine Shackleton (Headteacher), the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Cudham Church of England Primary. The members of Cudham Church of England Primary AAC are as follows:

Trust appointed Members: Rev. William Musson (Chair), Mrs. Kate Ingleby, Ms. Lauren Richards

Parent Members: Mrs. Caryn Westcott and Mrs. Tanya Sequeira

Staff Members: Mrs. Geraldine Shackleton

Co-Opted Members: Mr. Daniel Finch

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to Mrs. Geraldine Shackleton (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 Mrs. Geraldine Shackleton (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 and/or 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.

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".

Sept. 2019

Aquinas Advisory Committee Declarations of Interest (Oct2018) Click Here to view this document.

Aquinas Advisory Committee Meeting Attendance (Sept 2019) Click Here to view - Aquinas Advisory Committee Meeting Attendance

Draft Cudham AAC Meeting Dates 2019/2020

17th October 2019

5th March 2020

9th July 2020