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 Mr Steve Dent


Vice Chair of Academy Council/Foundation Governor Mrs Charlotte Woodhead


Staff Governors


Sacred Heart- Mrs Jenna Thompson

St Joseph’s – Mrs Kelly Picton

Foundation Governor Mrs Anne Butler
Foundation Governor  

Mr Phil Kitson


Parent Governor (St Joseph’s) Mr Artur Lipinski


Parent Governor (Sacred Heart) Miss Amanda Self
Executive Headteacher Mrs Louise Bird


Academy Council Register of Interest Summary 2020-21