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...


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 & Little Engineers Nursery


Mark Lancaster
Head of School

LDBS Academy Trust

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


Rev Jess Swift


LDBS Academy Trust

Religious Education,

SEIP Key concept learning in history / geography

Collective Worship




Four Governors are appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.   

Jasmin Archibald

Exp. 27/09/2025

LDBS Academy Trust

Child Protection


Brian Foster

Exp. 09/12/2023

LDBS Academy Trust


Inclusion (inc Pupil Premium)


Amanda Szewczyk-Radley

Exp. 30/08/2025

LDBS Academy Trust

SEIP Early Years

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


Liz Aamli


LDBS Academy Trust

Chair of the Committee
Strategic Leadership


Finance and Administration,


Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school.  

Kelli Kirwan

Exp. 08/07/2023

LDBS Academy Trust

SEIP Early reading 

Premises, Health & Safety


Nicholas Magnus-George

Exp. 27/09/2025

LDBS Academy Trust


SEIP Curriculum provision for 'character education'. 


One Governor is nominated by the school staff. 


Rebecca Harrison

Exp. Pending

LDBS Academy Trust

Attendance and Behaviour

Governor Training


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

Jayne Reeve


Executive Business Manager


Elliott Bergin


School Business Manager


Dates and Minutes of Meeting 2021-22:

Thursday 16th September,

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