Governing Body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising academy standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by a governing body.

Strategic Leadership

School Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Principal. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body, though some decisions are delegated to a group of governors at committee level.

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the academy
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the academy is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Principal as a critical friend.

The Principal is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the college and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.

The Governing Body at Christ the King have been delegated responsibilities from the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy Trust and work in partnership with the other schools in the Trust and Board of Directors.


Our School Governors

Mr R CarterChair of Governors
Mr C Cuomo (Executive Head)Teacher  Governor
Mrs S DougalCommunity Governor
Mr P O’DonnellParent Governor
Mrs J OramParent Governor
Rev P ZiomekFoundation Governor
Mrs A WhittleFoundation Governor

Should you have need to contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Carter, please write to him at the following address:

Mr R Carter
Chair of Governors
Christ The King CVA
Darlton Drive

PDF DownloadsDate
Governors – Meetings Attended July 2020
Governors – Terms of Office November 2019
Governors & Staff – Register of Business Interests November 2019
Governors – Code of Conduct and GuidanceSeptember 2019
Governors – Visits Policy31 January 2018
Governors – Induction Policy31 January 2018
The structure and remit of the members, board of directors, its committees and local governing bodies, and the full names of the chair of each  

Members & Directors:  

Scheme of Delegation:  

Governance Structure:

Business Interests – Members:  

Attendance at Meetings/Business Interests – Directors:

Current Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Annual Report & Financial Statement

Register of Interests for the Accounting Officer