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Academy Representative Committee (ARC)

The ARC's role is not about fundraising, neither it is about cheerleading for the school - though members might do both those things.  Our Academy Representatives provide strategic leadership and accountability in school.

It is this committee who holds the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is our Academy Representatives who work to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

BWH's ARC aims to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school with the purpose of raising standards and securing the health, safety and well-being of pupils;
  • set the policies that underpin those aims and objectives;
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievements of its aims and objectives;
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend);
  • be accountable for the school’s strategic development.

Contact the Chair of the ARC (Mrs Lyn Cyples) at lcy@bwh.staffs.sch.uk


 Code of Practice


Name                        Position           

Date Current term


 Date term ends Sub-Committee membership  School  links                         
Mandy Barker  Foundation  19/05/2016 17/10/2016 Resources (Chair) Health & Safety
Mandy Barker Vice Chair 18/10/2016 18/05/2020 Resources Health & Safety
Richard Burton  Staff  09/05/2016 08/05/2020 Standards & Curriculum  Safeguarding
Lyn Cyples



 01/03/2016 29/02/2020


Standards & Curriculum

Pupil Premium
Dale Jones Parent   23/05/2016 22/05/2020  Resources
Laura Jones Foundation  01/03/2016  29/02/2020

 Mission & Ethos

Standards & Curriculum (Chair)

Specific Educational Needs
Helen Kay  Staff  09/05/2016  08/05/2020  Resources E-Safety
Richard Mackie

 Vice Chair


 01/03/2016  17/10/2016  Standards & Curriculum Sixth Form
Richard Mackie


18/10/2016 14/09/2017 Standards & Curriculum Sixth Form
Fr Michael Neylon  Foundation  01/03/2016  29/02/2020  Mission & Ethos  
Lorna Povey  Foundation  01/03/2016  09/01/2017  Mission & Ethos (Chair)



Joanne Lennon Foundation  22/05/2017 21/05/2021     
Phil Smith



01/03/2016  28/02/2020

Mission & Ethos


Standards & Curriculum

Mary Walker Foundation 18/05/2016  19/05/2020  Standards & Curriculum Sixth Form
Nicola Watkins Parent 23/05/2016  22/05/2020

Mission & Ethos


Catholic life of the school

 ARC Monitoring Schedule 2016

 Full details on how the ARC monitor and evaluate the whole school can be found below.

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