Governance and Leadership
The Anglican Schools Corporation (ABN 63 544 529 806) was originally established as an unincorporated body by the Synod of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney in 1947. The Corporation was incorporated as a body corporate pursuant to the Anglican Church of Australia (Bodies Corporate) Act 1938 on 2 April 1965.
The governing constitution of the Corporation is an ordinance of the Synod of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney or the Synod’s Standing Committee. Constitution Ordinance
The Corporation is governed by a Board of up to 13 people, nine of whom are elected by the Synod of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney, two are appointed by the Archbishop of Sydney and two appointed by the Board itself.
The Chairman is Mr Tony Willis, the Assistant to the Bishop of Wollongong.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation is Mr Ross Smith. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board for driving the implementation of the Corporation’s Strategic Plan, for the implementation of the policies and decisions of the Board and for the general administration and daily operation of the Corporation. Under the direct responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer is the Corporation’s Group Office located in Hurstville, NSW.
The Board establishes School Councils to govern the operation of one or more Corporation schools. A School Council consists of a Chair and at least four and up to nine additional persons all appointed by the Board. The primary role and responsibility of a School Council is to promote the Objects of the Corporation by ensuring that each school for which it has governance responsibility operates in a manner that:
- Upholds the Corporation’s Objects,
- Supports the Corporation’s Philosophy of Education, and
- Implements the School’s strategic plan and policies that are consistent with the Corporation’s Strategic Plan and Policies; and the consequential but equally important role and responsibility of a School Council is to develop the individual character of the school in the context of its local environment and in a relationship of interdependence with the Corporation. Both of the above should contribute to the development of each school’s reputation.
Each school is led by a Principal who is responsible to the Board through the School Council for the implementation of the School’s strategic plan, the implementation of the Board’s and the School Council’s policies and decisions, and the general administration and daily operation of the School.