From 1st January 2014, St Joseph’s Catholic School became part of the St John Paul II Multi-Academy which includes our primary partner and secondary schools: Holy Cross, St Nicholas and Bishop Walsh.
We pray that by working together for our pupils and their families we continue to develop an excellent Catholic Education.
The Academy Committee representatives of St Joseph’s aim to keep all our parents and carers informed of who we are, the various committees we sit on and what we do and give you an insight into the work that goes on in school.
Hopefully, this will give you a better understanding of the role of a ‘School Academy Committee’ and perhaps some of you might think about volunteering yourself for this stimulating but, unfortunately, unpaid work!
We, as School Representatives, have legal duties, powers and responsibilities delegated from the Board of Directors of the ‘St John Paul II Multi-Academy’ that we must exercise as a body. No Representative can act individually.
If there is anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the school.
Mrs Maria Stirrop
Chair of Academy Committee
|Academy Committee Members|
|Mrs Maria Stirrop||Foundation||August 2017||Finance Premises and Personnel
|Chair of Academy Committee, Board of Directors Pupils’ Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Health, Safety/ Staff wellbeing
|Mr Gerry O’Hara||Principal/ Foundation||January 2014||Curriculum and Ethos
Finance Premises and Personnel
|Dr Alex Alexander||Foundation||January 2014||Curriculum and Ethos|
|Mrs Clare Watkin||Foundation||January 2014||Finance Premises and Personnel, Vice Chair|
|Deacon Daniel Hurd||Foundation||October 2015||Curriculum and Ethos||Catholic Life, Safeguarding|
|Mrs Natalie Hill||Staff||September 2017||Admissions||Catholic Life Safeguarding|
|Mr John Lynch||Staff||September 2016||Curriculum and Ethos|
|Mrs Natalie Brodie||Foundation/ Parent||April 2016||Curriculum and Ethos|
|Mr Bernard Coeulle||Foundation||January 2014||Finance Premises and Personnel||Board of Directors|
|Mrs Louise Meehan||Foundation||January 2014||Finance Premises and Personnel,
|Board of Directors|
|Mrs Helen Bethell||Clerk||January 2014||Finance Premises and Personnel,
Curriculum and Ethos
The Academy Committee meet regularly, as a full body and in committees, to deal with particular aspects of the school’s management. They are committed and involved in all areas of school life and share considerable professional and business expertise.
The communication below is from our Academy Committee (pre: Governing Body), in response to the comments received at Parents’ Evenings: