On 18 March 2016 the School Governance Constitution Regulations 2012 was amended so that all serving governors in maintained schools will be required to have an enhanced criminal records certificate (ECRC). This means that, by 1 September 2016, all serving governors must have an enhanced CRC and, from April 1 2016, governing bodies must have applied for an ECRC within 21 days of the election or appointment of a new governor.

St Thomas’s Centre holds enhanced Criminal Record Certificates from the DBS for all members of the management committee, these are all held on the schools single central register.

Governance Handbook

Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and local authorities in England



Emotional Health Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Mr B Peacock; Mrs J Siddle (Head); Mr A Staffa; Cllr P McFall; Mrs D Thomson; Mrs K Vaughan

Curriculum/ Standards/ Assessment

Mr B Peacock; Mrs J Siddle (Head); Mrs D Thomson; Mrs K Vaughan; Miss C Huddleston; Mrs C Hesketh

Finance Building Staffing

Mr B Peacock; Mrs J Siddle (Head); Mr K Taylforth; Mrs D Thomson; Mrs K Vaughan; Miss C Hesketh


Term of Office Appointed by Designated Responsibility
Cllr Pat McFall (VC until Autumn 2022) 31/08/2020 LA
Mrs Charlotte Hesketh 01/05/2021 LA
Mrs Joanne Siddle Head LA
Mr Kieron Taylforth 22/05/2020 School
Miss Elaine Lucas / Miss Kaya Cooke 25/04/2023 School
Mr Aldo Staffa 22/05/2020 School Safeguarding
Miss C Huddleston 27/10/2022 School
Mr Brian Peacock (Chair until Autumn 2022) 22/05/2020 School Health & Safety
Mrs Donna Simpson 25/04/2023 School
Mrs Kay Vaughan 11/04/2020 School
Mrs Dot Thomson (VC until Autumn 2022) 01/01/2019 School SEN



Register of Business Interests – November 2018


Autum Term 2018 – Full Management Board Meeting

Spring Term 2019 – Full Management Board Meeting