The 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

Mrs Jennifer Taylor

Cannon Michael McCreadie,

Mrs Lucia Simpkin,

Mr Mark Brennan

Mrs Sarah Wood-Ripley


Staff Governors

Mrs Anita Sampson


Executive Headteacher

Mr John Devlin


Heads of School

Mrs Catherine Mitchell (Our Lady of Victories)

Mr Andrew Arnold (St Joseph's)

Mr Paul Booth (St Anne's)


Parent Governors


Mrs Naveeda Malik

Mrs Carmel O'Neill-Linyard

Mrs Shakira Afzal


Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Victoria Bettson




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

Safeguarding / SEND/ Health and Safety

Mrs DeMatteis, 

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.


Click here to see the statutory information about our academy council.