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KCSP Governance Model

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership is a charitable trust and a company limited by guarantee. The Trust was established in August 2012 by the Archbishop of Southwark.


The Trust Board of Directors ('Trustees') are responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the Trust and they fulfil this role by delegating functions to committees. 


The Trust understands the importance of the role of governance committees and the Trust has set out guidance and support in its Governance Handbook and Scheme of Delegation.


The Governance Committee is a ‘critical friend’ of the school. It provides Strategic Leadership in school improvement. It does this by being appropriately involved in the school improvement cycle as follows:


  1. Developing and sharing the values and vision
  2. Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  3. Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  4. Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  5. Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  6. Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  7. Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  8. Agreeing targets for improvement
  9. Planning to achieve improvement
  10. Ensuring that deployment of staffing and resources match the school’s priorities.

Key Issues


The governance committee will consider and keep under review: the progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, evidence of narrowing gaps between under achieving groups and other pupils, improvements in the quality of teaching, the school’s improvement since the last inspection, and the school’s self-evaluation of how well it is doing currently. Governance committee members are not expected to be involved in the day to day running of the school.


 Who can be a governance committee member?


  • Almost everyone over 18 can become a member. Governance committee members are volunteers from all walks of life – everyone has experience and skills to offer
  • An effective governance committee has people from different backgrounds and with a mix of skills. No formal qualifications are needed to be a member
  • Governance committee members are not education experts – they are there to offer a fresh perspective


What makes a good governance committee member?


  • The ability to work in a team
  • An interest in education and a commitment to the school
  • Patience, energy and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to listen, learn and to spend time in school
  • A willingness to undertake training


Local Governance Committee information 

Local Governance Committee 






St Augustine's Catholic Primary School





Committee member type/ appointed by

Date of Appointment 

Term From

Term To

Daniela Anderson

Parent committee member

(elected by parents)



26 May 2023

26 May 2023

25 May 2027

Father Graziano de Palma

Foundation committee member

(appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark)



23 June 2022

23 Jun 2022

22 Jun 2026

Ian Fowler

Parent committee member 

(elected by parents)



07 November 2022

07 Nov 2022

6 Nov 2026

William  Liddle

Acting Headteacher




Marsela Marku

Foundation committee member

 (appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark)




17 May 2023

17 May 2023

16 May 2027

Alan McTernan

Co-opted member

(appointed by KCSP)



07 November 2016

14 Jun 2021

13 Jun 2025

Andrew  Sharp

Foundation committee member 

(appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark)

22 February 2023

22 Feb 2023

21 Feb 2027

Áine Lyons 

Foundation committee member 

(appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark)

31 January 202431 Jan 202430 Jan 2028

Anita Venezia Yau

KCSP Clerk












Our Chair of the LGC, Andrew Sharp, can be contacted by email:


The Clerk to the committee Anita Venezia Yau, can be contacted by email:


Copies of Local Governance Committee meeting minutes are available from the School Office.


Governance Handbook 


Scheme of Delegation



Academy Committee Meetings 22-23

Academy Committee Member Photographs

Living Wage