Academy Committee

From 1st January 2014 St Joseph’s Catholic School has become part of the John Paul II Multi-Academy which includes our primary partner and secondary schools: Holy Cross, St Nicholas and Bishop Walsh.

Let us 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 ‘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.

Dr Kirsty Hill
Chair of Academy Committee

Academy Committee Members

Academy Committee
Name Type Appointed Committee Additional
Responsibility
Dr Kirsty Hill Foundation January 2014 Curriculum and Ethos
Finance Premises and Personnel
Admissions
Chair of Board of Directors, Board of DirectorsPupils’ Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Health, Safety/ Staff wellbeing

Mr Gerry O’Hara Principal/ Foundation January 2014 Curriculum and Ethos
Finance Premises and Personnel
Admissions
Catholic Life, Safeguarding 

 

Dr Alex Alexander Foundation January 2014 Curriculum and Ethos
Mrs Clare Watkin Foundation January 2014 Finance Premises and Personnel
Mrs Maria Stirrop Foundation/ Parent January 2014 Finance Premises and Personnel Board of Directors
Deacon Daniel Hurd Foundation October 2015 Curriculum and Ethos Catholic LifeSafeguarding 
Mrs Margot Davis Foundation January 2014 Finance Premises and Personnel Chair of Committee
Mrs Louise Stephens Staff January 2014 Curriculum and Ethos
Finance Premises and Personnel
Catholic LifeSafeguarding 
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, Admissions Board of Directors
Mrs Louise Meehan Foundation January 2014 Finance Premises and Personnel,
Admissions
Board of Directors
Mrs Helen Bethell Clerk January 2014 Finance Premises and Personnel,
Curriculum and Ethos

The communication below is from our Academy Committee (pre: Governing Body), in response to the comments recieved at Parents’ Evenings:

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