St Ann's CE Primary

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.


LATEST: As only two people were nominated and we have two vacancies, we will not need to proceed with an election. The names of the two parents nominated have been put forward to the LDBS Academies Trust Board, for approval. They are Kelli Kirwan and Gina Loizou-Bradford 



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

The Local Academy Committee Scheme of Delegation can be found here - 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 an Executive Headteacher, a Head of School and a reverend. Please click on their name for more information about each Governor.

Name Appointed by  Responsibility Declaration of interest 

Simon Knowles 

Executive Headteacher

LDBS Academy Trust Executive Headteacher of St Ann's N15,
Holy Trinity N17, St Michael's N22 & Little Engineers Nurseries N15 & N17
Mark Lancaster
Head of School
LDBS Academy Trust Operations of school, implementation of school improvement and school ethos.  None
Rev Jess Swift Incumbent LDBS Academy Trust Religious Education, SEIP Key concept learning in history / geography Collective Worship  None
Governors appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.   

Amanda Szewczyk-Radley 

Exp. 30/08/2025

LDBS Academy Trust

Chair of Committee

SEIP Early Years SEIP Fluency of language within the curriculum and a focus for EAL


Liz Aamli 

Exp. 14/05/2023


LDBS Academy Trust Vice Chair of the Committee
Strategic Leadership Safeguarding
Finance and Administration,

Jasmin Archibald 

Exp. 27/09/2025

LDBS Academy Trust Child Protection None

Brian Foster

Exp. 09/12/2023

LDBS Academy Trust English Inclusion (inc Pupil Premium)  None

Joshua Rhodes

Exp. 13/12/2026

LDBS Academy Trust Maths SEIP Curriculum provision for 'character education'.  None
Governors nominated by parents at the school.  

Kelli Kirwan 

Exp. 08/07/2023

LDBS Academy Trust SEIP Early reading Premises, Health & Safety None

Nicholas Magnus

Exp. 27/09/2025

LDBS Academy Trust   None
Governors nominated by the school staff.   

Rebecca Harrison 

Exp. 02/11/2024

LDBS Academy Trust

Attendance and Behaviour

Governor Training


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

Dates and Minutes of Meetings 2022-2023:

LAC Meeting Dates 2022-23:

Meeting 1 - Thursday 15th September, Meeting 2 - Thursday 13th October, Meeting 4 - Thursday 8th December, Meeting 5 - Thursday 19th January, Meeting 7 - Thursday 30th March, Meeting 8 - Thursday 27th April, Meeting 10 - Thursday 13th July

Tri-School Meeting Dates 2022-23:

Meeting 3 Business - Monday 7th November,  Personal Development - Wednesday 9th November, Curriculum - Thursday 10th November

Meeting 6 Personal Development - Monday 27th February, Business - Wednesday 1st March, Curriculum - Thursday 2nd March 

Meeting 9 Curriculum - Monday 5th June, Personal Development- Wednesday 7th June, Business - Thursday 8th June 

Dates and Minutes of Meetings 2021-2022:

LAC Meeting Dates 2021-22:

Thursday 16th September, Thursday 14th OctoberThursday 9th December, Thursday  24th MarchThursday 28th April, Thursday 7th July 

Tri-School Meeting Dates 2021-22:

Wednesday 10th November, Thursday 11th November, Monday 17th January, Wednesday 19th January, Thursday 20th January, Monday 28th February, Thursday 3rd March, Monday 6th June, Wednesday 8th June, Thursday 9th June 

Dates and Minutes of Meetings 2020-2021:

LAC Meeting Dates 2020-21:

Thursday 17th September, Thursday 15th October, Thursday 12th November, Thursday 10th December, Thursday 21st JanuaryThursday 4th March, Thursday 25th March, Thursday 29th April, Thursday 10th June, Thursday 1st July

Dates and Minutes of Meetings 2019-2020:

LAC Meeting Dates 2019-20:

Thursday 19th SeptemberThursday 17th October, Thursday 14th November, Thursday 12th December, Thursday 23rd January, Thursday 5th March, Thursday 30th April, Thursday 11th June, Thursday 2nd July 

Governor Attendance :