Aquinas Advisory Council

MEMBERS: (appointed from September 2016):
Mrs Ellen Peyton – Headteacher
Cllr Colin Smith – Trust Appointed Member
Geraldine Shackleton – Trust Appointed Member, Interim Chair
Mrs Danielle Kirkwood – Trust Member
Mr Freddy Kenny – Staff Member
Mrs Anne Browne – Council Clerk
Mr Daniel Rose – Trust Appointed Member
Mrs Ngozi Melton – Parent Member
Mrs Sandra Wolf – Parent Member

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, Ellen Peyton.

In order to assist the Headteacher, Ellen Peyton, 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 above.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and insert in the subject box ‘for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council.

AAC Meetings 2022/2023
9am Thursday 24 November 2022
9am Wednesday 22 March 2023
9am Wednesday 6 July 2023