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 Keston CE Primary School has been delegated to Julia Evison, Headteacher and Geraldine Shackleton, Executive Headteacher.
In order to assist Julia Evison (Headteacher) and Geraldine Shackleton (Executive Headteacher) the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Keston CE Primary School. The members of Keston’s AAC can be found by clicking on the link below.
The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to Julia Evison (Headteacher) and Geraldine Shackleton (Executive 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 Julia Evison (Headteacher) and Geraldine Shackleton (Executive 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 Julia Evison (Headteacher) and Geraldine Shackleton (Executive 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.
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’.