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,

Mr Mark Brennan

Mrs Sarah Wood-Ripley


Staff Governor

Mrs Rebecca Coventry


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, Mr Los

Leadership and Management (incl appraisal)

 Mr Watson and Mrs DeMatteis

Health and Safety

Mrs Wood-Ripley, Mrs O'Neill-Linyard

RE Mrs Wood Ripley, Mgr Smith

Safeguarding / SEND

Mrs DeMatteis, Mr Watson



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

Finance Working Party members - Mr Watson, Mrs Wood-Ripley (chair), Mr Los

Standards and Pupil Experience - Mr Brennan (chair), Mrs Taylor, Mrs DeMatteis, Mrs Wood-Ripley

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.