St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY01924 462053

Governance  »  School Governors

Our Full Academy Council meet 3 times per year with additional sub-committee meetings each term. Following clear agendas, members consider information and agree a range of policies and procedures which impact on all aspects of school life. They participate in Academy Council training and play an important role in ensuring that our school is a place where everyone feels well cared for and fully respected.

The Chair of our Academy Council is Mrs Elizabeth Stanley. She is supported by our Vice Chair, Mrs Sarah Riley who is also our Chair of Pupil and Standards.  Our Academy Councillor team consists of parents, teachers, support staff and representatives from our Church. They bring a wide range of skills and experience to our Council.

They show commitment and dedication to our school by ensuring that all pupils are provided with an excellent education promoting high standards and achievement for all. They are fully committed to the welfare of all pupils and ensure that safeguarding policies and practices are robust across the school.

Our Academy Councillors know our school very well. They play an active role in the life of the school by attending meetings, school events and after school functions and also take part in pupil discussions and learning walks around school.   They are responsible for a number of areas including Attainment, Finance, Admissions, Policies and Procedures. They work closely with our Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

The Academy Council is responsible for:
•    helping to set the Aims and Objectives for the school
•    helping to ensure School Policies and Procedures are relevant and that Objectives are achieved
•    setting Targets to monitor the Progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its Aims and Objectives
•    being a Critical Friend to the school and providing a source of Challenge and Support

Academy Council
Foundation Governors:  
Elizabeth Stanley Sarah Riley
Chair of Academy Council & Representative
at Academy Trust Meetings

Year 5 & 6 Governor, 
Wellbeing, Equality & Attendance
& Pupil Premium.
Committees:  Resources, Dismissal Appeal, Complaints
Vice Chair of Academy Council
Year 3 & 4 Governor,
Committees: Standards, Staff Dismissal, Pupil Discipline
 Foundation Governors:  
David Prendergast Leigh Manton Carmel Jackson
Reception Governor, 
LAC, Child Protection
& Safeguarding.
Committees: Standards, Dismissal Appeal, Pupil Discipline, Complaints
Committees:  Resources, Staff Dismissal, Admissions, Complaints
Year 1 & 2 Governor
Committees:  Staff Dismissal, Pupil Discipline
 Exofficio Governor: Staff Governor:
John Cooper Lynne Green
Interim Headteacher Year 6 HLTA
EYFS Governor
Committees:  Standards & Admissions


Parent Governor: Local Authority Governor:

Rikki Ismail