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Management of the Foundation

The Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. The directors of the company are the Trustees, who have overall responsibility for the Foundation and are guardians of the Foundation's ethos.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation including setting the aims of the schools and working to improve standards, maintaining the Catholic ethos of the Foundation, deciding on the use of its budget, choosing senior staff, looking after the site and buildings, developing a framework of policies within which it functions, dealing with personnel issues and settling disputes.

The Company Registration number is 4177718 and the Charity Registration number is 1087124.

 
 

Day to day management of the Foundation is delegated to the following executives, who report to the Governors and to the various sub-committees relevant to their individual responsibilities:

  • Senior Head of the Foundation and Headmaster of
    Princethorpe College
    - Ed Hester

  • Headmaster of Crackley Hall - Robert Duigan

  • Headmaster of Crescent School - Joe Thackway 

  • Foundation Bursar - Eddie Tolcher

These executives attend all Trustees' meetings and certain other sub-committee meetings.

 
 

There are regular meetings of the Foundation’s senior executives, which comprise the Heads, the Foundation Bursar, the Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads.

The Chair of Trustees may be contacted by writing to Mrs Liz Griffin, Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PX

 

membership of the board of trustees

Membership of the Board of Trustees is between nine and eighteen persons. The Trustees are the directors of the company. They have overall responsibility for the Foundation and are guardians of the Foundation's ethos.  

Trustees are appointed for an initial term of three years and are eligible for re-appointment. The maximum term for a Trustee (with the exception of the Chair of Trustees) is twelve years.

The Trustees meet as a Governing Body each term and have an Annual General Meeting in December. They undertake the management of the Foundation through a structure of sub-committees. Every Trustee will serve on at least one sub-committee.

 
 
Committees

The committee Chair is appointed by the Governing Body, the committee then elects its Deputy Chair.

The following committees are currently in place:

  • Development Board: supports the school's culture of philanthropy and fundraising initiatives for bursaries and capital projects.

  • Education & Staffing: all matters relating to the curriculum, the quality of learning and teaching and monitoring of the schools' improvement plans as well as all matters relating to staff.

  • Estates: ensures that the Foundation complies with Health and Safety Legislation and deals with matters relating to estates and grounds including future building developments.

  • Finance: deals with all finance and budgetary matters.

  • Governance: reviews the governance of the Foundation.

  • ICT: concerns the Foundation's strategic use of ICT, particularly in terms of teaching and learning.

  • Marketing and Communications: is a forum for discussion and communication between trustees and staff and promotes the Foundation and its schools.

 
 
 
 

membership of the committees

Senior Head of the Foundation and Headmaster of Princethorpe College - Ed Hester, Headmaster of Crackley Hall - Robert Duigan, Headmaster of Crescent School - Joe Thackway and Foundation Bursar - Eddie Tolcher attend all Trustees' meetings and certain other sub-committee meetings.

# denotes attendance according to agenda

Development Board Education and Staffing
Alex Darkes - Foundation Assistant Head - Development  (Chair)  Teresa McNamara (Chair)
Bernard Warner (Deputy Chair) Liz Griffin (Deputy Chair)
Quintin Cornforth Liz Kenward
Liz Griffin Cecilia Lane
Charlie Jenkinson Pat Lines
 
Melanie Butler - Foundation Assistant Head - Marketing, Admissions and Communications and OPs Secretary Duncan Cottrill - Deputy Head - Crackley Hall#
Rachel Hadley-Leonard - Foundation Development Director Michael Reddish - Deputy Head - Academic - Princethorpe#
Mary Wheildon - St Mary's Past Pupil and Development Ambassador Beth Sharpe - Deputy Head - Pastoral - Princethorpe#
 
Estates Finance
David Jackson (Chair) Colin Russell (Chair)
Bernard Warner (Deputy Chair) Quintin Cornforth (Deputy Chair)
Mike Fletcher Liz Griffin
Charlie Jenkinson David Jackson
Colin Russell Caroline McGrory
Kieron Shaw Kieron Shaw
 
Alex Darkes - Foundation Assistant Head - Development Liz Brown - Finance Officer
Michael Small - Foundation Estates Manager  
 
Governance ICT
Caroline McGrory (Chair) Charlie Jenkinson (Chair)
Cecilia Lane (Deputy Chair) Mike Fletcher (Deputy Chair)
Liz Griffin Liz Griffin
Liz Kenward Quintin Cornforth
Pat Lines  
Teresa McNamara  
 
Duncan Cottrill - Deputy Head - Crackley Hall# Andy Compton - Foundation Assistant Head - Director of Digital Strategy
Beth Sharpe - Deputy Head Pastoral - Princethorpe College# Ben Hammond - Consultant
Alan Webb - Assistant Head - Crescent School# Beth Sharpe - Deputy Head - Pastoral - Princethorpe#
 
Marketing and Communications
Quintin Cornforth (Chair) 
Colin Russell (Deputy Chair)
Mike Fletcher
Charlie Jenkinson
Bernard Warner
 
Melanie Butler - Foundation Assistant Head - Marketing, Admissions and Communications and OPs Secretary
Alex Darkes - Foundation Assistant Head -  Development