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As per our Christ Church CofE Multi-Academy Trust Articles of Association and Scheme of Delegation, each school within the Christ Church CofE Multi Academy Trust has its own Local Academy Committee (LAC), which must have a minimum of 2 parent partners in its membership.

Local Academy Committee's have powers and responsibility delegated to them by the Trust Board of Directors and from the Chief Executive Officer, so that those people closest to a school have the prerogative to work in partnership effectively.

We strongly believe that excellent schools have excellent leadership and management from within.

The Trust has a duty to ensure that it enables excellent leadership in each of our schools through empowerment and support.

The Christ Church C of E MAT Governance Handbook includes the terms of reference for Local Academy Committees and outlines the code of conduct for partners at all levels.

Christ Church’s Local Academy Committee Members

Current Members
Previous Members
Name Type GID Term of Office
Mrs Katherine Ashworth Foundation Trust (Chair)   12/09/22-11/09/25
Sarah Howard   Headteacher  351/3333 01/06/2017 - 
Mrs Janet Fitton Foundation Trust 1452756 01/06/20 - 31/05/23
Mr Danny Broadhurst Parent - 17/07/22 - 16/07/25
Mrs Danielle Holt Staff 1221334 01/02/21 - 31/01/24
Mrs Dominique Stead Parent 1525643 01/06/21 - 31/05/24
Mrs Katherine Stedman Foundation (PCC) 1529921 28/06/21 - 27/06/24


Name Term of Office Resignation Date Appointed By Relevant Interests Membership Voting Rights
Marie Beswick 27/01/20 - 26/01/23   Trustees   Full Yes
Daniel Massey 17/06/19 - 16/06/21   Parental vote   Full Yes
Andrew Knight 01/06/17 - 18/03/19 18/03/19 Trustees   Full Yes
Katherine Ashworth 01/06/17 - 30/04/19 30/04/19 Parental vote Member of IEB Radcliffe Hall Full Yes
John Robinson 01/06/17 - 13/12/19 13/12/19 Trustees (Foundation)   Full Yes
James Foster 01/06/17 - 09/12/19 09/12/19 Trustees (Foundation)   Full Yes

LAC Attendance at Meetings

Attendance 2021 - 2022

Name 22/11/21 07/03/22 27/06/22
Sarah Howard Present present  Present
Andrew Gundry Present Present Absent
Janet Fitton Present Present Present
Daniel Massey Present Absent Absent
Danielle Holt Present Maternity Leave Maternity Leave
Dominique Stead Present Present Present
Katherine Stedman Present Absent Present

Attendance 2020 - 2021

Name 09/11/20 25/03/21 21/06/21
Marie Beswick Present - -
Sarah Howard Present Present Present
Andrew Gundry Present Present Present
Janet Fitton Present Present Present
Daniel Massey Present Apologies Present
Danielle Holt Present Present Present
Dominique Stead - - Present

Attendance 2019 - 2020

Name 04/11/19 16/03/20 15/06/20
Marie Beswick - Present Present
Janet Fitton - - Apologies
Andrew Gundry Present Present Present
Danielle Holt Present Present Present
Sarah Howard (Head of School) Present Present Present
Daniel Massey Apologies Apologies Apologies