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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 Sept 15.pdf

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. John Wood
Vicar of St Ann's Church

LDBS Academy Trust

Premises, Health & Safety, RE


Four Governors are appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.   

Jasmin Archibald

LDBS Academy Trust

Child Protection
First Aid and Medicines in School


Brian Foster

LDBS Academy Trust

 English, Pupil Premium, Inclusion


Natasha Lewis

LDBS Academy Trust

Vice Chair

Finance and Administration, Maths & STEM



LDBS Academy Trust



Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school.  

Liz Aamli

LDBS Academy Trust

Chair of the Committee
Strategic Leadership


Early Years


Katherine Adusei

LDBS Academy Trust

 Digital Learning/E-Safety, Governor Training


One Governor is nominated by the school staff. 


Rebecca Harrison

LDBS Academy Trust

 Premises, Health & Safety



Jayne Reeve


 Executive Business Manager



Dates of Local Academy Meetings:


Term 1

Thursday 21st September 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Thursday 14th December 2017


Term 2

Thursday 25th
January 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018

Thursday 22nd
March 2018



Term 3

Thursday 26th
April 2018

Thursday 24th
May 2018

Thursday 5th
July 2018


Governor Pen Portraits:

Liz Aamli: Liz is a Parent Governor and Chair of the LAC. She is involved in several Early Years music projects in Haringey. She teaches at a Saturday music school in Hackney as well as locally.

Jasmin Archibald: When elected in 1985, Jasmin became the first Parent Governor of St Ann’s Primary School. She is currently our longest serving governor. A healthcare professional, midwife trained and neonatal specialist, Jasmin has now retired from her role as a Matron on an NHS Neonatal Unit after many years of service. Jasmin is one of the Wardens of St Ann’s Church and helps with the Junior After-school Club on Fridays.

Brian Foster: Brian Foster is a qualified teacher who has spent most of his career promoting the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and other Travellers into mainstream schools in London, UK. He has advised local authorities and central government in various capacities, and is now an Education Consultant specialising in inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, providing technical advice to projects in Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia and the UK. He lives in Haringey and his three sons have attended Haringey schools. He enjoys cycling, swimming and walking his dogs.

Katherine Adusei: Katherine is a mother of four children, all of whom either attend or have attended St Ann’s Primary. Her background is in social work and youth work. Katherine has set up her own company EdnU (Education ‘n’ You) which aims to put the focus on the individual and their educational needs.