Aquinas Advisory Council (AAC)
The school is an academy within the Aquinas Church of England Trust (Aquinas).
The responsibility for the oversight and management of all aspects of the Aquinas rests with the Board of Trustees. The day to day management of the Aquinas has been delegated by the Trustees to the Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Griffiths. The day to day operation of Parish CE Primary School has been delegated to Rachel Coleman, Headteacher.
In order to assist Rachel Coleman (Headteacher) the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Parish CE Primary School. The members of Parish’s AAC can be found below.
The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to Rachel Coleman (Headteacher) in raising standards of achievement and progress for all learners.
The AAC does have delegated responsibility in relation to aspects of admissions, appointments of staff, complaints, performance management, permanent exclusions, school inspections, staff grievance and disciplinary. The AAC also has the ability to escalate concerns to Rachel Coleman (Headteacher), CEO or Trustees.
The AAC members meet at least 3 times a year and certain members will have specific functions as agreed by the AAC and Rachel Coleman (Headteacher). Members will also forge links with the school and the wider community. Notes of the AAC meetings are available on request.
AAC Members’ code of conduct and declaration of business interests support the following principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
The members of Parish C.E. Primary School AAC are as follows:
Trust Appointed Members:
Reverend Alan Keeler (Chair)
Reverend James Harratt
Mrs Rachel Coleman
The purpose of the AAC is to support and advise the Head Teacher in raising standards of achievement and progress for all learners. It has delegated responsibility in relation to aspects of admissions, appointment of staff, complaints, performance management, permanent exclusions, staff grievance and disciplinary. The AAC also has the ability to escalate concerns to the Head Teacher, CEO or Trustees.
Contact the AAC
If you wish to contact the Chair of the AAC or any of its members, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org and insert in the subject box ‘for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council.
Declaration of Interests
Attendance at Meetings
Protocol & Delegation