Cudham Church of England Primary School

Aquinas Advisory Council (AAC)

The 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 Aquinas Trust (Aquinas) 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 Cudham Church of England Primary School has been delegated to Miss Lisa Askew (Head of School).

In order to assist Miss Lisa Askew (Head of School), the Trustees of Aquinas have established Aquinas Advisory Councils (AAC) for each academy including Cudham Church of England Primary School. The members of Cudham Church of England Primary School AAC are as follows:

Trust appointed Members: Mrs Heather Peck (Interim Chair),  Ms Lauren Richards, Lizi Hamilton, Dawn Ardern

Parent Members: Mr Mark Comley, vacancy

Staff Members: Miss Lisa Askew, Ms Hayley Parrott

The purpose of the AAC is to support, advise and be a critical friend to Miss Lisa Askew (Head of School) in raising standards of achievement and progress for all learners.

The AAC 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 AAC also has the ability to escalate concerns to Miss Lisa Askew (Head of School), CEO or Trustees.

The AAC members meet at least 3 times a year and certain members will have specific functions as agreed by the AAC and the Headteacher and/or Head of School. Members will also forge links with the school and wide community. Notes of AAC meetings are available on request.

AAC 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 AAC or any of its members, please email: and insert in the subject box "for the attention of the clerk to the Aquinas Advisory Council".