St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy

Governance

“Governors are jointly responsible for the conduct of the school, ensuring that the best possible Catholic education is provided for the pupils attending the school. This means ensuring the school is run according to its Articles of Association and the Diocesan Trust Deed, that its religious character is preserved and developed, and that pupils obtain high standards of academic achievement.” — Diocese of Leeds Office for Education and Schools

This school is governed by an Academy Council.  When St. Stephen’s Catholic Primary School became an Academy on 1st August 2015 it was governed by the Strategic Intervention Board (SIB). The remit of the SIB was to set the aims and objectives for the school.  During 2016/17 the SIB transitioned to an Academy Council with the first Academy Council meeting being held on 7th February 2017.  

Academy Council members are governed by a code of conduct which is reviewed and approved annually. 

 

2019 - 2020 MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP OF HEADTEACHER'S PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2019/20

  • Mrs Janet Sheehan  - Chair

  • Mgr Andrew Summersgill

  • Mr Darren Beardsley - BWCAT CEO
  • Ms Tina Warden – Educational Consultant

Attendance at Academy Council Meetings 2019/20

Total Required %
J Sheehan 4
P Copeland 4
A Summersgill 4
C Boulton 4
O Jones 4
A Fox 4
K Perry 3
P Duckworth 3
N Moon 4
A Lubomski 4

 

2018/2019

Name Position on Academy Council Term of Office Business Interests Governance Interests & Committee Relationships to members of school staff
Janet Sheehan Chair Sept '14 to present Director of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust   None
Foundation
Pauline Copeland Vice Chair May '12 to present None  Safeguarding None
Foundation   SEN
Mgr Andrew Summersgill Foundation, Parish Priest of St. Stephen's Jan '11 to present Trustee of the Diocese Catholic Life  None
Trustee of the Christopher Wharton Academy Trust
Trustee of St. John School of the Deaf, Boston Spa
Member of Trust Intervention Board, St Anne, Keighley
Governor of Holy Family School, Keighley
 
Tony Pye Head of School Jan '16 to April '19 None    None
Clare Gardner Executive Headteacher Sept '17 to present None    None
Alice Fox Parent  Jan '17 to present None  Achievement & Standards  None
Oliver Jones Foundation  Jan '17 to present None  Resources  None
Caitriona Boulton Foundation  Jan '17 to present None  Resources None
H&S 
Nikki Moon Staff  Jan '17 to present None  Achievement & Standards  None
Moira Hogan Interim Head of School May 2019 to Aug 2019 None   None

 

Attendance at Academy Council Meetings 2018/19

TOTAL REQUIRED  %
J Sheehan 6  100%
P Copeland 6 100%
A Summersgill 6 100%
C Boulton 6 100%
O Jones 6 66%
A Fox 6 83%
C Gardner 6 100%
T Pye 4 50%
N Moon 6 83%
M Hogan 2 100%

 

2017/2018

Name Position on Academy Council Term of Office Business Interests Governance Interests & Committee Relationships to members of school staff
Janet Sheehan

Chair

Foundation

Sept '14 to present

Director of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust (Elect)

None
Pauline Copeland

Vice Chair

Foundation  

May '12 to present

None 

Safeguarding

SEN

None
Mgr Andrew Summersgill

Foundation  

Parish Priest of St. Stephen's

Jan '11 to present

Trustee of the Diocese

Trustee of the Christopher Wharton Academy Trust

Trustee of St. John School of the Deaf, Boston Spa

Member of Trust Intervention Board, St Anne, Keighley

Governor of Holy Family School, Keighley

 

Catholic Life 

None
Tony Pye

Headteacher 

Jan '16 to present

None 

 

None
Alice Fox

Parent 

Jan '17 to present

None 

Achievement & Standards 

None
Oliver Jones

Foundation 

Jan '17 to present

None 

Resources 

None
Caitriona Boulton

Foundation 

Jan '17 to present

None 

Resources

H&S 

None
Nikki Moon

Staff 

Jan '17 to present

None 

Achievement & Standards 

None

 

Attendance at Academy Council Meetings 2017/18

 

Total %
Caitriona Boulton 5 100%
Pauline Copeland 4 80%
Alice Fox 5 100%
Clare Gardner 5 100%
Oliver Jones 5 100%
Nikki Moon 4 80%
Tony Pye 4 80%
Janet Sheehan 5 100%
Fr. Andrew Summersgill 4 80%