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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future



We are part of the Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust (SJSCAT), a multi-academy trust in the Diocese of Westminster.


Board of Directors governs the Trust and is legally responsible for our school and other schools in the Trust. The Board is the key decision-making body and has three core governance functions: ensuring clarity of Catholic vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding executive leaders to account for educational performance and ensuring money is well spent.


The Board has appointed a Local Governing Body to conduct core governance functions in our school. Local governors, appointed or elected from different parts of our school community, serve on our local governing body. The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Ms Elizabeth Uwalaka. To get in touch with the Chair, email or write to The Chair, St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Local Governing Body, India Way, London, W12 7QT.

Constitution 2023 - 2024

The local governing body meets twice a term to conduct business. Some aspects of its work are carried out by sub-committees or by link governors who visit our schools to focus on particular areas

Remit and Exercise of Functions

The powers, constitution and proceedings for the local governing body are set out formally in a Scheme of Delegation and Delegation Matrix. The terms of reference for local governing body sub-committees and link governor roles shows which responsibilities have been delegated by the local governing body and the names of those appointed to key positions.

Local Governing Body Sub-Committee Terms of Reference

Governance Documents

The Governance documents for the Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust can be accessed from its website. The terms upon which our school is funded are set out in a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.

Register of Interests and Meeting Attendance

Register of Interests for the Local Governing Body

Record of Meeting Attendance for Local Governors

Financial Reports 

The Trust maintains accounting records and prepares an annual report and accounts in line with the Charity Commission's Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Accounts Direction. Our reports and accounts will be published on the Trust's website by 31st January each year.

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of local governing body meetings are held at the school.  Paper copies can be provided upon request.