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


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. 

Governance at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

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.


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


St Teresa's Academy Committee

Governor Name


Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Gareth Scott

Co-Opted Governor


30/09/2021 – 29/09/2025


Safeguarding Lead

Declarations of interest confirmed 05.10.2022

Mark Walsh

Foundation Governor

Education Commission

19/03/2020 – 18/03/2024

Vice Chair

CPD Lead


Declaration of interest confirmed 31.05.2022

Caroline Archer

Foundation Governor

Education Commission

15/03/2022 – 14/03/2026

Pupil Premium/SEND Lead

Declaration of interest confirmed 25.07.2022

Tricia Enefer

Foundation Governor

Education Commission

11/01/2023 – 10/01/2027

Catholic Character and Ethos Lead

Declaration of interest Not confirmed

Gemma Jones

Parent Governor


07/03/2022 – 06/03/2026

Curriculum Lead

Declaration of interest confirmed 02.09.2022

Thomas Jury

Parent Governor


15/07/2019 – 14/07/2023

Finance Lead

Health & Safety Lead

Declaration of interest confirmed 03.01/2023

Jeffrey Khalil

Foundation Governor

Education Commission

04/04/2022 – 03/04/2026

Pupil Premium/SEND Lead

Declaration of interest Not confirmed

Attendance at Governance Committee Meetings

Contact Chair of Governors  

Name: Gareth Scott


Address:  Mr Gareth Scott, St.Teresa's Catholic Primary School Academy, Quantock Drive, Ashford, TN248QN


Clerk to the committee

Name: Emma Jones

Our Values






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Trust Information

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Teresa's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.