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Local Academy Committee (LAC)

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school Local Academy Committee, and the work that we do.

The Role of the Local Academy Committee

St Ann's CE Primary School is led by the Executive Headteacher and the Leadership Team. The Local Academy Committee oversees the effectiveness of the school and together with the Executive Headteacher provides strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school. It also supports, monitors, and evaluates the effectiveness of the school and monitors the budget. Finally, it holds the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.

The Local Academy Committee is accountable to the LDBS Academies Trust. St Ann's Scheme of Delegation

The day to day running and operations of the school is led by the Head of School.

What is a Local Academy Committee Governor?

For more information about the role of the governor please read the Academy Trust Governors Job Description

Membership and Structure

The committee comprises of ten governors, bringing together the key institutions that have an interest in the school. Our committee have a range of skills and interests and the membership includes a Executive Headteacher, a Head of School...


Appointed by 


Declaration of interest 

Simon Knowles

Executive Headteacher

LDBS Academy Trust

Executive Headteacher of St Ann's N15,
Holy Trinity N17, St Michael's N22


Mark Lancaster
Head of School

LDBS Academy Trust

Operations of school, implementation of school improvement and school ethos.


Rev Jess Swift


LDBS Academy Trust

 History, Geography and Religious Education,


Father Simon Clark


Four Governors are appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.   

Jasmin Archibald


LDBS Academy Trust


Child Protection


Brian Foster


LDBS Academy Trust


Pupil Premium, Inclusion


Natasha Lewis


LDBS Academy Trust

Co-Chair of the Committee


Finance and Administration,


Liz Aamli


LDBS Academy Trust

Co-Chair of the Committee
Strategic Leadership

Early Years


Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school.  

Kelly Kirwan

09/07/2019 - 08/07/2023

LDBS Academy Trust

Art and Music

remises, Health & Safety


Katherine Adusei

15/11/2016 - 14/11/2020

LDBS Academy Trust

Stem (Science and Computing)

Governor Training

Art, Music & Design Technology


One Governor is nominated by the school staff. 


Rebecca Harrison


LDBS Academy Trust

 First Aid and Medicines in School


 Also members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) attend all meetings as advisors.

Jayne Reeve


 Executive Business Manager


Theresa Barnes


Finance and Admin Manager


Dates of Local Academy Meetings 2019/20:

Term 1:

Thursday 19th September, Thursday 17th October, Thursday 14th November, Thursday 12th December

Term 2:

Thursday 23rd January, Thursday 5th March, Thursday 2nd April,

Term 3:

Thursday 30th April, Thursday 11th Jun, Thursday 2nd July

Click on dates to view non-confidential minutes once they have been agreed.

 Governors Attendance at meetings

2016/17     2017/18     2018/2019