Structure of the Trust
The Frassati Catholic Academy came into existence on 7th June 2013. The diagram shows the governance structure of the Frassati Catholic Academy Trust and how the Board of Directors, Headteacher Committee and the Local Board 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 one elected staff director, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and eight foundation directors. Collectively, they provide strategic direction across all five schools and they are responsible for preserving and developing the Frassati’s Catholic character at all times. This overriding duty (which is also a legal duty) should permeate everything that the Directors do.
MAT 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 MAT’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 Portsmouth manages the process for the appointment of Foundation Governors and provides support to governing bodies in carrying out their responsibilities.
Currently the Board has three core committees to which all Directors are members.
Core Committees - Terms of Reference
Chairs of Members, Trustees, Committees and Local Governing Bodies
|Chair of Members||Name here|
|Chair of Directors/Trustees||Stephen Poulston|
|Chair of BC1 - Finance & Audit, Resources and Premises Committee||Julia Evans|
|Chair of BC2 - Quality, Provision and Standards Committee||Rory McCormack|
|Chair of BC3 - Strategy, People and the Organisation Committee||Felicity Gasparro|
|St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School||Julia Evans|
|St Francis Catholic Primary School||Angela Wilding|
|St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School||Aidan Lynch|
|St Marys' Catholic Primary School||Claire Robinson|
|St Teresa's Catholic Academy||Anne-Marie Eden|
Head Teachers' Forum
In addition to this there is a Head Teachers' Forum which meets once a term and is chaired by Jacqui Lemaitre, CEO.
|Jacqui Lemaitre||Frassati CAT, CEO|
|Jennifer Camp-Overy||St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School|
|Rhona Micconi||St Francis Catholic Primary School|
|Angela DeGrande/Anne Mulholland||St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School|
|Anton Dworzak||St Mary's Catholic Primary School|
|Nikki Peters||St Teresa's Catholic Academy|