Our local governance arrangements – Parent and Community Advisory Forums

Parent and Community Advisory Forum

Here at St Thomas' CE Academy, we are keen to ensure that the voices of parents/carers are heard and that parents/carers feel they can help shape the way our school supports and challenges our wonderful children.   

St Thomas' CE Academy is part of Manor Multi Academy Trust and the Directors of the Trust are keen to ensure that the local governance model is fit-for-purpose, and that it encourages parents/carers to have the confidence to put forward their views in a truly collaborative way. 

With effect from 1st September 2023, our School will operate a Parent and Community Advisory Forum (PCAF). The forum will consist of up to eight core representatives, with a minimum of two being elected parents/carers of current children in school. Other PCAF representatives will be from the local community and/or will have particular skills and experience to bring to the Forum depending on needs and priorities.   

Following PCAF meetings, we will produce a “You said, we did” report on a termly basis which will be shared with all parents/carers, thus enabling parents/cares to more effectively hold us to account.   

Directors of Manor MAT will continue to hold our school to account as well and further information about their work, including key documents such as the Scheme of Delegation, is available on the Manor MAT website. Our Chair of Governors is the Chair of the Trust.

School Advocates

The Directors of Manor MAT have agreed to appoint the following Directors as School Advocates for our school: 

H Smith & M Morris – School Advocate for Support and Challenge
H Smith – School Advocate for SEND
A Pritchard – School Advocate for Safeguarding

Previous Governors (within the last 12 months)

Term of Office
Time in Office
Appointment Type
Victoria Abbiss4 Years01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022Staff Governor
Sharon Peake4 Years21/01/2019 - 20/01/2023CECET Appointed

Rea Shepherd4 Years31/03/2021 - 15/03/23Parent Governor

Financial Information and Manor Multi-Academy Director information can be found on our Academy Trust website here.

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St Thomas CE Academy

Mattox Road,
Wolverhampton WV11 3TG
Telephone: 01902 558963