Governance

Engagement Model 2022/23

Shared Services Team 2022

The shared services team, based at Cardinal Wiseman, provide a range of professional support services to our 8 schools. It consists of finance, HR, premises, well-being, GDPR and curriculum specialists, whose sole aim is to allow our teaching and learning professionals to concentrate on ensuring that our pupils make outstanding progress throughout each academic year. The team combines academic and business professionals, which are much needed in todays financially challenged educational climate. Please contact us on 02476 451888 if you want to speak to a member of the team.

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Shared Services Team

About The Romero Catholic Academy

The Romero Catholic Academy came into existence on 1st August 2015. The Engagement Model above shows the Governance structure of the Romero Catholic Academy and how the Board of Directors, Principals Committee and the Governing Body relate to each other.

What is the Board of Directors and a Foundation Director?

The Board of Directors comprises of a range of governors. There is a Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CEO) and five Foundation directors. We currently have three vacancies.

Collectively, they provide strategic direction across all eight schools and they are responsible for preserving and developing the Romero’s Catholic character at all times. This overriding duty (which is also a legal duty) should permeate everything that the Directors do.  In addition:

  • MAC Directors are company directors and charity trustees.
  • The Directors are responsible to the Archbishop, to the Government and to the MAC Members for the quality of education in the academies.
  • Directors are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the MAC.
  • Directors have a duty to uphold the MAC’s objects and to comply with any directives, advice and/or guidance issued by the Archbishop via the DES.

Foundation Governors (Directors and Representatives) are appointed by the local Bishop specifically to preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school and represent the Bishop’s education policy (e.g. worship and religious education) to the governing body. This is why Foundation Governors will always outnumber other governors on either the local Governing Body or the Board of Directors. There is no magic formula about what makes a perfect Foundation Governor, they come from all walks of life and all ages. But it is important that each governing body has a good mix of skills, knowledge and experience. The Archdiocese of Birmingham, manages the process for the appointment of Foundation Governors and provides support to governing bodies in carrying out their responsibilities.

Our Vision

The Directors have set the Vision and Mission for the MAC through these documents:

Governing Body

All schools in Romero, have a governing body, comprising of different types of governors. On each Governing Body in Romero, we have two elected Parent governors and one elected Staff governor. In addition to these categories, governing bodies in Catholic schools also include Foundation governors, these Foundation Governors will always form a majority and we have at least six appointed for each school.

The Board of Directors delegate local responsibilities to the Governors including day to day operational matters such as Catholic Life, health and safety, admissions, holding the Principal to account for the quality of education, staffing appointments (everything other than the Principal and Vice Principal and in the case of Cardinal Wiseman the Head of RE and Chaplain), developing the unique identity, local community and traditions for the school.

Each school has it’s own Governing Body. You can find out more through the following links which are within their main website:

Board of Director Meetings

The Board meets regularly and has a recently revised structure of three core committees.

Business, Pecuniary interests and Executive Pay

Any Business or Pecuniary interests declared by the Board and the Shared Services Team are listed here .

For details of Executive pay please go to the page detailing Conflicts of Interest here.

On this page you will find the published details of compliance in relation to  Academy Trust Handbook

Attendance 2022/2023

Board

 Autumn 1
21/09/22
Autumn 2
05/12/2022
Spring 1
25/01/2023
Spring 2
20/03/2023
Summer 1
10/05/2023
Summer 2
19/07/2023
 
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
YesYes
Eleanor Barry
Vice Chair
YesYes
Victor BellantiYesYes
Julie FuleaYesYes
Dean KavanaghYesYes

CC1

 CC1
30/11/22
CC1
27/02/23
CC1
05/07/2023
Victor Bellanti
Chair
Yes
Dean Kavanagh
Foundation Director
Yes
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
Yes
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Yes
Paul Madia
EVP Sacred Heart
Yes
Mark McLoughlin
Principal St Patricks
Yes
Ian Jones
Sacred Heart LGB
Yes
John Gibbons
Sacred Heart LGB
Apologies
Matt Everett
Principal Cardinal Wiseman
Yes

CC2

 CC2
11/10/2022
CC2
16/01/2023
CC2
26/04/2023
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
Yes
Julie Fulea
Foundation Director
Yes
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Apologies
Ann Harkin
Good Shepherd LGB
Yes
Pat Garner
SS Peter and Paul LGB
Apologies
Lorraine Stanton
SSPP Principal
Yes
Matt Everett
CW Head of School
Yes
Alex Thomas
Head of HR
Yes
Andy McConville
GS Principal
Yes
Paul Madia
SH Principal (and Deputy CSEL)
Yes

CC3

 CC3
10/10/2022
CC3
06/02/2023
CC3
05/06/2023
Eleanor Barry
Chair
Yes
Brendan Fawcett
Foundation Director
Yes
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Apologies
Ann Harkin
Good Shepherd LGB
Yes
Pat Garner
SS Peter and Paul LGB
Apologies
Kevin Shakespeare
CC Principal
Yes
Dee Williams
SJF Principal
Yes
Megan Scullion
SG Principal
Yes
Will Allen
Director of BlueSky
Yes
Laura Burtonwood
CW, Assistant Principal
Yes
Paul Madia
SH Principal (and Deputy CSEL)
Yes
Sharon Feeney
Family Support & Attendance Worker
Yes

Please see attendance for 2021/2022 meetings here