Engagement Model 2020

Click here Engagement model 2020 for a PDF of the diagram.

Shared Services Team Organogram 2020

Click here Shared Services Team Organogram 2020 for a PDF of the diagram

About The Romero Catholic Academy 

The Romero Catholic Academy came into existence on 1st August 2015. The Engagement Model above (being reviewed November 2020) shows the Governance structure of the Romero Catholic Academy and how the Board of Directors, Principals Committee and the Local Academy Committees 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 eight Foundation directors. 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 Academy Committee 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:

Academy Committees

All schools in Romero, have a governing body, an ‘Academy Committee’ comprising of different types of governors. One each Academy Committee in Romero, we have two elected Parent representatives and two elected Staff representatives. In addition to these categories, governing bodies in Catholic schools also include Foundation representatives, these Foundation Governors will always form a majority and we have approximately seven appointed for each school.

The Board of Directors delegate local responsibilities to the Academy Committee Representatives 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 Academy Committee. 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 and Pecuniary interests

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

Attendance 2020/2021

Board

 Board
07/10/2020
Board
02/12/2020
Board
27/01/2021
Board
24/03/2021
Board
05/05/2021
Board
14/07/2021
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
Yes
Eleanor Barry
Vice Chair
Yes
Yvonne Salter Wright
Foundation Director
Yes
Julie Fulea
Foundation Director
Yes
Victor Bellanti
Foundation Director
Yes
Dean Kavanagh
Foundation Director
Yes
Charlotte Miller
Staff Director
Yes
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Yes
Patrick Taggart
Director of Operations
Yes
Terrie Kenyon
Chief Finance Officer
Yes

CC1

 CC1
23/11/2020
CC1
01/03/2021
CC1
05/07/2021
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
Yvonne Salter Wright
Vice Chair
Victor Bellanti
Foundation Director
Dean Kavanagh
Foundation Director
Charlotte Miller
Staff Director
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Ian Jones
Sacred Heart LAC
Terence Sharkey
Cardinal Wiseman LAC

CC2

 CC2
23/09/2020
CC2
20/01/2021
CC2
19/05/2021
Brendan Fawcett
Chair
Yes
Julie Fulea
Foundation Director
Yes
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Yes
Ann Harkin
Good Shepherd LAC
Yes
Pat Garner
SS Peter and Paul LAC
Apologies
Invited StaffYes
Dee Williams
SJF Principal
Yes
Lorraine Stanton
SSPP Principal
Yes
Matt Everett
CW Head of School
Yes
Sarah Shirley
Head of HR
Yes
Patrick Taggart
Director of Operations
Yes
Terrie Kenyon
Chief Finance Officer
Yes

CC3

 CC3
19/10/2020
CC3
01/02/2021
CC3
14/06/2021
Eleanor Barry
Chair
Yvonne Salter Wright
Foundation Director
Helen Quinn
CSEL
Ann Harkin
Good Shepherd LAC
Invited Staff
Kevin Shakespeare
CC Principal
Andrea Sherratt
SP Principal
Andy McConville
GS Principal

Attendance 2019/2020

All meetings are held at Cedar Lodge, Sacred Heart.

Board, CC1 and CC2 are held at 6pm. CC3 is held at 4pm

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Foundation Director
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Staff Director
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Cardinal Wiseman LAC
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Executive Principal
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