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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

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KCSP Governance Model

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership is a charitable trust and a company limited by guarantee.  The Trust was established in August 2012 by the Archbishop of Southwark.


The Trust Board of Directors ('Trustees') are responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the Trust and they fulfil this role by delegating functions to committees.


The Trust understands the importance of the role of governance committees and the Trust has set our guidance and support in its Governance Handbook and Scheme of Delegation.





Chair of Academy Committee: Mrs D. O'Shea

Vice Chair of Academy Committee: Mrs J. Allen

At St. Gregory’s we are fortunate to have a very dedicated and committed governance committee who work hard, in partnership with the home, school and parish, to provide the best possible education for all the pupils in our care. The Governance Committee is a ‘critical friend’ of the school. It provides Strategic Leadership in school improvement. It does this by being appropriately involved in the school improvement cycle as follows:


  1. Developing and sharing the values and vision
  2. Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  3. Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  4. Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  5. Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  6. Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  7. Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  8. Agreeing targets for improvement
  9. Planning to achieve improvement
  10. Ensuring that deployment of staffing and resources match the school’s priorities
  11. Reviewing progress and evaluating outcomes
  12. Setting and managing the school budget


Key Issues


The governance committee will consider and keep under review: the progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, evidence of narrowing gaps between under achieving groups and other pupils, improvements in the quality of teaching, the school’s improvement since the last inspection, and the school’s self-evaluation of how well it is doing currently. Governance committee members are not expected to be involved in the day to day running of the school.


 Who can be a governance committee member?


  • Almost everyone over 18 can become a member. Governance committee members are volunteers from all walks of life – everyone has experience and skills to offer
  • An effective governance committee has people from different backgrounds and with a mix of skills. No formal qualifications are needed to be a member
  • Governance committee members are not education experts – they are there to offer a fresh perspective


What makes a good governance committee member?


  • The ability to work in a team
  • An interest in education and a commitment to the school
  • Patience, energy and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to listen, learn and to spend time in school
  • A willingness to undertake training

Our Chair of Governors, Debbie O' Shea , can be contacted by email:



The Clerk to the committee Sally Posnett, can be contacted by email:


Copies of Governing Body minutes are available from the School Office.

Local Governance Committee Members 




Member Type Appointed by

Date of Appointment 

Term From

Term To


Jill Allen

Co-opted member Appointed by the Trust

09 July 2019

02 Oct 2023

1 Oct 2027

Vice Chair





Antoinette  Hobley

Foundation Member Appointed by the Diocese

03 May 2022

03 May 2022

2 May 2026

Catholic Character and Ethos 

Fr Thaddeus  Newokeji

Foundation member Appointed by the Diocese

19 July 2022

19 Jul 2022

18 Jul 2026

Catholic Character and Ethos 

Deborah O'Shea

Foundation member Appointed by the Diocese

01 September 2018

22 Jan 2022

21 Jan 2026


Sally Posnett






David Walker







Meeting attendance 22-23