Advisory Council (AAC)

Trinity Church of England Primary 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 trust 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 Trinity Church of England Primary School has been delegated to Geraldine Shackleton, Executive Headteacher and Anne Illing, Head of School.

In order to assist the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School, the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Trinity Church of England Primary School. The members of our school’s advisory council are as follows:

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

The advisory council 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 advisory council also has the ability to escalate concerns to the Executive Headteacher, Head of School, CEO or Trustees.

The advisory council members meet at least 3 times a year and certain members will have specific functions as agreed by the advisory council and the Executive Headteacher. Members will also forge links with the school and wider community. Notes of the advisory council meetings are available on request.

Advisory council 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 advisory council 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’.

Please click here to view the Summary of Declarations of Business Interests.

Please click here to view the AAC Protocol and Delegation document.

pdflogoAttendance at Meetings for Trinity from October 2016

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