Academy Council & Governance

Academy Council & Governance

Contact Information

Any queries to the Academy Council should come through the Clerk to the Academy Council, Mrs Jenny Doherty at St Wilfrid’s: 

jdo@st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk

Headteacher

Mrs Helen Gilroy B.A. (Hons) P.G.C.E NPQH

Clerk to the Academy Council

Jenny Doherty

Academy Council Committees

Meeting Dates

Click here to view the Academy Council Meeting Schedule for 2018-2019

How Academy Councillors are appointed

Foundation Councillors are appointed by the Diocese of Leeds, following recommendation from the parish priest.

  • Staff Councillors are appointed through a process of election by the whole staff at the academy.
  • Parent Councillors are appointed through a process of election by the parents of students at the academy.
  • The Foundation Priest maintains their post for a fixed term.
  • The Headteacher maintains their post for as long as they are in role. All members of the Academy Council sign the Code of Conduct at the first Full Academy Council meeting of each school year.  Click here to view the Attendance of each Academy Councillor for 2016 – 2017

Mr Robin Slavin

Date of current term: 16th November 2016 to 15th November 2020
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Angela Buckingham

Date of current term: 16th November 2016 to 15th November 2020
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Karen Gayles

Date of current term: 26th May 2017 to 25th May 2021
Register of Business Interests:

Mrs Helen Gilroy

Date of Current Term20th February 2017 –
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Sara McCamley

Associate Member 26th May 2017
Register of Business Interests:None

No member of the Academy Council has left within the last 12 months.

Governance

The Academy Council Committee of a Catholic school occupies and conducts the school on behalf of their trustees 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.

Relationship between St Wilfrid’s Academy Council and the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust

The Trust seeks to serve all our families (Catholic and non-Catholic alike) and to work with other partners in education for the benefit of our children and young people; we are committed to working together as academies and with the wider community for the common good.  In our academies, we uphold the dignity and unique human value of every person as we strive for excellence in education; gifts and talents are shared between our academies as we aim to provide the highest standards for all our children and young people, aged 3 to 19 years throughout the Trust.

The Trustees are drawn from our schools and the wider Catholic community and include foundation, parent and staff councillors and colleagues from the Diocese of Leeds. Each school has its own Academy Council with councillors appointed by the Diocese of Leeds, parents and staff.St.

Our Mission

St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College, a Voluntary Academy with its distinctive Catholic identity, seeks to ensure the development of all students’ spiritual, moral and academic potential, based on its commitment to Christ and His teachings.

As a community, the school is committed to the common good, which is achieved through the fostering of a co-operative and caring ethos, both with St Wilfrid’s, parishes, family and the wider community.

Such an approach is based on the Christian principle of personal dignity and worth where each person’s rights and responsibilities are recognised and respected, and their individual talents nurtured.

These talents include the search for academic excellence within a secure learning environment, where the needs and potential of all pupils are addressed and where achievement, both individual and collective, is celebrated.

The Academy Council Committee

For information regarding academy councils’ financial interest and governance roles in other schools please contact the school directly and information will be sent out accordingly.

Former members of the Academy Council who have served within the last 12 months

Mr Terry Mulready
Associate Member
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Marie James
Date of current term: 3rd December 2015 to 2nd December 2019
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Penny Hewitt
Date of current term: 26th May 2017 to 25th May 2021
Register of Business Interests: None

Mrs Gemma Farnsworth
Date of current term:8th March 2017 to 7th March 2021
Register of Business Interests: Foundation governor at St John the Baptist, Normanton

Mr Mark Wakefield
Date of current term: 16th November 2016 to 15th November 2020
Register of Business Interests: None