St Anne's Catholic Primary School

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

a Voluntary Academy

Academy Council

We have a single Academy Council which works for the three Keighley Catholic Primary Schools. This was established in November 2020. 

Chair of Governors

Mr Nick Watson


Vice Chair

Mrs Sharon DeMatteis


Foundation Governors

Mr Andy Los

Mr Wesley McGlinchey

Mrs Jennifer Taylor

Mrs Sarah Wood-Ripley

Mr Mark Brennan


Staff Governors

Mrs Anita Sampson


Executive Headteacher


Mr John Devlin  (Our Lady of Victories and St Joseph's)


Mr Paul Booth (Saint Anne's)


Heads of School

Mrs Catherine Mitchell (Our Lady of Victories)

Mr Andrew Arnold (St Joseph's)



Parent Governors


Mrs Naveeda Malik

Mrs Carmel O'Neill-Linyard


Clerk to the Governors

Ms Hannah Hay



Each of our governors has a special role in school. We try to get into school to visit as often as we can.


Attendance and Behaviour 

 Mrs Malik

Leadership and Management (incl appraisal)

 Mr Watson and Mr McGlinchey

Health and Safety

Mrs Wood-Ripley, Mrs O'Neill-Linyard

Standards and Achievement

Mrs DeMatteis, Mrs Sampson

Teaching, Learning and Staffing

Mr Los, Fr Michael McCreadie, Mrs O’Neill-Linyard


Mrs Wood-Ripley and Mr Brennan

Safeguarding / SEND/ Health and Safety

Mrs DeMatteis, Mr McGlinchey

Key Pupils Groups (LAC, Pupil Premium)

Mr Nick Watson and Mrs L Simpkin



Admissions Committee - Mr Watson, Mrs DeMatteis, Mr Devlin.

Finance Working Party members - Mr Watson, Mrs Wood-Ripley, Mr McGlinchey


Mrs Wood-Ripley and Mrs Taylor are also  governors at Holy Family School

None of our governors have a financial interest in our school.

Register of Interests of Current Directors serving on the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust [BCWCAT]
St Anne’s Trust Intervention Board [TIB] 2017 - 2018



Code of Conduct for Governing Bodies

Our Academy council has approved and adopted the CES Model Code of Conduct for Governors of a Governing Body