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Academy Council

The Academy Council have a general responsibility for the management of the school but do not take decisions about its day to day running.  This responsibility lies with the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School.

The Bishop of Leeds has the right to appoint Foundation Governors onto the Academy Council. Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election for Parent Governorship at the school.  Staff Governors are elected by the school staff and must be paid to work at the school.

The Academy Council has specific responsibilities in a number of areas including:

Catholic Ethos of the school
Curriculum and conduct of the school
Children with Special Educational Needs
Overseeing the school budget
Appointments, discipline and attendance of pupils
Community and parish use of the school

Joe Mc Donnell - Chair of Governors -Equalities, National Leader of Governance, Chair of St Mary's Teaching School and a Director of Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust.

Term: 18.09.18-30.09.19
Declared business interest:Castle Construction - Partner
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Peter Hughes - Head teacher of St Mary's Teaching School, and National Leader of Education.
Term: 01.01.15
Declared business interest: Director of Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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Kate Arbuckle - Vice Chair- Foundation, Child Protection & Safeguarding and SEND
Term: 18.09.18-18.09.19
Declared business interest: none
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Aoibheann Kelly - Foundation, Religious Education
Term: 13.06.18-12.06.22
Declared business interest: none
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Sophie Pearson -  Staff Governor, PE and Sports Premium, Teacher at Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy
Term: 01/02/2018 - 31.01.22
Declared business interest: none
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Graham Middleton - Parent Representative, Children Looked After and Pupil Premium
Term: 23.09.15-23.09.19
Declared business interest: none
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Jessica Wilkinson - Foundation, Child Protection & Safeguarding, SEND, and Attendance
Term: 13.06.18-12.06.22
Declared business interest: none
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Maribel Wilson - Staff Governor, Teaching Assistant at St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy
Term: 23.09.15-23.09.19
Declared business interest: none
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Clare Beirne - Staff Governor,Teacher at St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy
Term: 17.09.17-16.09.21
Declared business interest: none
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Father Patrick Smythe - Foundation and Religious Education, Parish Priest
Term:23.10.17-22.10.21
Declared business interest: none
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Father Emmanuel Adindu - Foundation and Religious Education, Parish Priest
Term:13.11.18-12.11.19
Declared business interest: none
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Jim Hopkinson - Foundation, Pupil Premium and Children Looked After
Term: 03.01.19-02.01.23
Declared business interest: none
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Sarah Anteney - Foundation, Religious Education and Training
Term:03.01.19-02.01.23
Declared business interest: none
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Aisling Wells - Associate Member, Head of School at Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy
Term: 30.09.18-29.09.22
Declared business interest: none
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Sarah Hurley- Associate Member, Head of School at St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy
Term: 20.09.17-19.09.21
Declared business interest: none
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