Aquinas Trust

Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

Cudham Church of England Primary

Cudham Church of England Primary School is part of the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust (Aquinas). A charitable company Limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under Company Number 07525735. Its registered office is at Bishop Justus Church of England School, Magpie Hall Lane, BR2 8HZ.

The Trust can be contacted on 0203 949 7000 or via the website Click Here to view (www.aquinastrust.org).

The following information for the Trust can be found on the Aquinas website:

1. Memorandum and Articles of Association

2. Master Funding Agreement

3. Annual Accounts.

4. Value for Money statement.

5. Details of Members and Trustees.

6. Details of the Pecuniary Interest of the Members, Trustees and members of the Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC).

7. Attendance at meetings of Trustees and the previous local governing bodies.

8. Aquinas Health and Safety Policy.

9. Aquinas Equality Policy, Single Equality Statement, Equality Objectives and Information.

10. Equality Objectives for the Trust and its academies.

11. Equality Information for the Trust and its academies.

12. Aquinas Charging and Remission Policy.

13. Aquinas Safeguarding Policy.

14. Aquinas Children Looked After Policy.

15. Aquinas Whistleblowing Policy.

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. Laura Pearson (Executive Headteacher) and Mrs. Sophie Sear (Head of School).

In order to assist Mrs. Laura Pearson (Executive Headteacher) and Mrs. Sophie Sear (Head of School), 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: Mr. Anthony Stracey (Chair), Mrs. Kate Ingleby, Rev. William Musson, Mr. Kelwyn Looi, and Mr. Daniel Taylor

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

Staff Members: Mrs. Sophie Sear, Mrs. Julie Wickens and Mrs. Laura Pearson

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to Mrs. Laura Pearson (Executive Headteacher) and Mrs. Sophie Sear (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 Mrs. Laura Pearson (Executive Headteacher) and Mrs. Sophie Sear (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 Executive Headteacher, 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: admin@cudham.bromley.sch.uk and insert in the subject box "for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council".

Sept. 2017

Documents

Cudham Church of England Primary

Academy Documents

Supplementary Funding Agreement Click Here to view – Supplementary Funding Agreement

Protocol & Delegation Document (October 2017) Click Here to view – Protocol & Delegation Document

Academy Governance Document – See statement above (September 2017)

Aquinas Advisory Committee Declarations of Interest (February 2017) Click Here to view – Aquinas Advisory Committee Declarations of Interest

Aquinas Advisory Committee Meeting Attendance (July 2017) Click Here to view – Aquinas Advisory Committee Meeting Attendance (July 2017)

Draft Cudham AAC Meeting Dates 2017/2018

Thursday 2nd November 2017
Thursday 22nd February 2018
Thursday 12th July 2018