St George's Church of England Primary School

Aquinas Advisory Council (AAC)

The school is an academy within the Aquinas Church of England Education 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 Aquinas has been delegated by the Trustees to the Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Griffiths. The day to day operation of St George’s CE Primary School has been delegated to the Headteacher, Jennifer Francis.

In order to assist the Headteacher, Jennifer Francis, the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including St George’s CE Primary School. The members of the St George’s CE Primary School AAC are as follows:

Trust appointed Members: Fr Henry Everett (Chair),  Mrs Jennifer Francis, Cllr Colin Smith, Mr Daniel Rose, Mrs Sheetal Barve, Mr Tom Nickalls

Parent Members: Mrs Ngozi Melton, Mrs Sandra Wolf

Staff Members: Mr Freddy Kenny

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to the Headteacher in raising standards of achievement and progress for all learners.

The AAC does have delegated responsibility in relation to aspects of admissions, appointment of staff, complaints, performance management, permanent exclusions, school inspections, staff grievance and disciplinary. The AAC also has the ability to escalate concerns to the 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 the Headteacher. Members will also forge links with the school and wide community. Notes of the AAC meeting 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: and insert in the subject box ‘for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council. 

AAC Meetings for academic year 2023/24

  • 9am Thursday 16 November 2023
  • 9am Wednesday 14 March 2024
  • 9am Thursday 10 July 2024

Key Documents

AAC Declaration of Business InterestsAAC Attendance at Meetings

AAC Protocol & Delegation