Academy Council

The Governance of St. Joseph’s School is led via an Academy Council. The Academy Council occupies and conducts the school on behalf of their Trustees, from The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust (BKCAT) and under the supervision of the Diocesan Bishop, as the occupier of the premises, proprietor of the undertaking, and employer of the staff. It occupies the school subject to the parameters laid down by their Trustees, and ultimately any decisions relating to the land and buildings rest with the Trustees, except in so far as these have been delegated to the Academy Council by the Trustees.

Scheme of Delegation:2021 Trust (v2) Scheme of Delegation

Members of the Academy Council welcome your observations upon the school.

Please write to the Chair of the Academy Council c/o the school or via the School Office on 01977 651755.

All complaints should be addressed to the Head of School / Executive Headteacher, in the first instance, in line with school policy -(see Policies, under Key Information.)

Relevant Policies:

Trust Code of Conduct Governors on Academy Councils 2021


Chair of Academy Council/Foundation Governor

The Chair may be contacted via the school office.

Mr Steve Dent
Vice Chair of Academy Council/Foundation GovernorMrs Charlotte Woodhead
Staff Governor (Sacred Heart)Mrs Jenna Thompson
Staff Governor (St Joseph’s)Mrs Kelly Picton
Foundation GovernorsMrs Anne Butler

Mr Phil Kitson

Mrs Katie Crisp

Parent Governor (St Joseph’s)Mrs Nicola Chiverton
Parent Governor (Sacred Heart)Miss Amanda Self
Executive HeadteacherMrs Louise Bird


Academy Council Register of Interest Summary 2020-21