Who We Are

The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company comprises of four primary schools and one secondary school serving the catchment area of North Warwickshire. The schools are:
  • Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy, Nuneaton
  • St Anne’s Catholic Academy, Nuneaton
  • St Benedict’s Catholic Academy, Atherstone
  • St Francis Catholic Academy, Bedworth
  • St Thomas More Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Nuneaton

The total potential combined pupil population of the Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company is 2,146. The actual pupil population on roll as recorded in the school census on October 2018 stood at 2,095.

The board of directors are appointed by the founder members of the MAC, the Barberi Newman Trust. The board of directors comprises:
  •  8 Foundation Directors
  • 2 Principal Directors
  • 2 Staff Directors
  • 2 Parent Directors

Declarations of Interests for all Directors can be found here -

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests 2017-18

Attendance at Board Meetings for 2017-18 can be found here -

Board Meeting Attendance 2017-18

 

Company Information

Registered Company Number: 09432692

To view our details on the governements 'Get Information about Schools' site please click here -

The Holy Spirit Catholic MAC

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The Holy Spirt Catholic MAC Companies House

MAC Directors

Jim Foley
Chair
Date of Appointment: 18/09/2015 - 17/09/2019

Jim joined the Holy Spirt MAC in September 2015 and became Chair in July 2016. Jim is a retired Secondary Headteacher from Birmingham and brings a wealth of knowledge to the MAC.
 
Jim is also Chair of the Strategy Committee, and a member of the Standards Committee.

Fr Simon Hall
Vice Chair
Date of Appointment: 15/03/2015 - 14/03/2019

Fr Simon has been a director since conversion in March 2015. Fr Simon is Parish Priest at Our Lady of the Angels Church, Nuneaton and plays an active role within Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy.

Fr Simon is Chair of the Mission Committee, and also a member of the Audit Committee.

Kevin Dunnion
Foundation Director
Date of Appointment: 06/01/2016 - 05/01/2020

Kevin joined the board of directors in January 2016. Kevin works in the aviation sector and brings his industry knowledge to the board. Kevin attends Our Lady of the Angels Church, and is also a Foundation Representative for Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy.
 
Kevin Is Chair of the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Mission Committee. 

Richard Pitt
Co-Opt Director
Date of Appointment: 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021

Richard Pitt has been a long standing member of the St Thomas More LAC and joined the board as a co-opt director in September 2017. Richard, now retired, worked for NHS and brings experience in finance and procurement to the board.

Richard is a member of the Finance and Audit Committees.

Darren Riddell
Foundation Director
Date of Appointment: 16/10/2017 - 15/10/2021

Avril Staley
Foundation Director
Date of Appointment: 15/03/2015 - 14/03/2019

Avril joined the board of directors following conversion in 2015. Avril is a HR professional, specialising in leadership development and coaching. Avril is also a Parent Representatve for Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Academy.

Avril is a member of the Mission and Finance Committees.

Tom Temple
Foundation Director
Date of Appointment: 15/03/2015 - 14/03/2019

Tom has been a member of the board since conversion in March 2015. A retired Secondary Headteacher, who has worked across Coventry and Birmingham brings experience and challenge to the board. Tom is an active parishioner within Our Lady of the Angels Church.

Tom is Chair of the Standards Committee, and also a member of the Strategy, Finance and Audit Committees.

 

Sinead Smith
Senior Executive Principal / Accounting Officer
Date of Appointment: 15/03/2015

Having been Principal at Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Academy, Sinead was appointed Senior Executive Principal in January 2018. Sinead led St Joseph's school to an Outstanding Ofsted in September 2014 and has facilitated school to school support across the MAC.

SInead is a member of the Mission, Standards and Strategy Committees.

Leo Burton
Staff Director
Date of Appointment: 27/05/2016 - 26/05/2020

Leo was elected as a Staff Director in May 2016. Leo has been a teacher at St Thomas More school since 1991, and teachers PE and RE. Leo is also responsibile for Pupil Premium at St Thomas More.

Leo is a member of the Mission and Finance Committees.

Claire Wright
Staff Director
Date of Appointment: 18/03/2015 - 17/03/2019

Claire was elected to the post of Staff Director shortly following conversion in 2015. Claire is Vice Principal at Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy. Before joining Our Lady and St Joseph, Claire also taught at St Francis for over 10 years.

Claire is a member of the Standards and Strategy Committee.

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