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.

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...

Name Appointed by  Responsibility Declaration of interest 
Simon KnowlesExecutive Headteacher LDBS Academy Trust Executive Headteacher of St Ann's N15,
Holy Trinity N17, St Michael's N22 & Little Engineers Nursery
Mark Lancaster
Head of School
LDBS Academy Trust Operations of school, implementation of school improvement and school ethos.  None
Rev Jess SwiftIncumbent LDBS Academy Trust Religious Education, SEIP Key concept learning in history / geographyCollective Worship  None
Four Governors are appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.   
Jasmin ArchibaldExp. 27/09/2025 LDBS Academy Trust Child Protection
Brian FosterExp. 09/12/2023 LDBS Academy Trust EnglishInclusion (inc Pupil Premium)  None
Amanda Szewczyk-RadleyExp. 30/08/2025 LDBS Academy Trust SEIP Early YearsSEIP Fluency of language within the curriculum and a focus for EAL  None
Liz AamliExp.14/05/2023 LDBS Academy Trust Chair of the Committee
Strategic Leadership
Finance and Administration,
Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school.  
Kelli KirwanExp. 08/07/2023 LDBS Academy Trust SEIP Early reading Premises, Health & Safety None
Nicholas Magnus-GeorgeExp. 27/09/2025 LDBS Academy Trust MathsSEIP Curriculum provision for 'character education'.   None
One Governor is nominated by the school staff.   
Rebecca HarrisonExp. Pending LDBS Academy Trust Attendance and BehaviourGovernor Training None
 Also members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) attend all meetings as advisors.
Jayne Reeve  N/a Executive Business Manager None
Elliott Bergin  N/a School Business Manager None

Dates and Minutes of Meeting 2021-22:

Dates and Minutes of meeting 2021-22:

Thursday 16th September, Thursday 14th OctoberThursday 9th December, Thursday  24th March,  Thursday 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 Meeting 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 Meeting 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 

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

Governor Attendance at meetings