St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy


St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School

A voluntary Academy

Governors' Committees and Named Governors

2023-2024 Governors


Joint Local Academy Council Committees and Named Governors 2023


On 7th January 2021 both St Winefride’s Catholic Academy LAC and St John the Evangelist Catholic Academy LAC joined to make one joint Local Academy Council. This joint council will oversee both schools.



Our joint academy council members


  • Mrs Caroline Handley - Chair of LAC and Chair of Governors - contact via
  • Mrs Madeleine Bannister - Vice Chair, Foundation Governor
  • Mgr Paul Grogan - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs Frances Ayrton - Staff Governor
  • Mrs Emma Hanney – Foundation Governor
  • Mr Ben Lavin –Executive Headteacher
  • Ms Maria Karas - Foundation Governor


Link Governors The idea behind these link governors is to reduce the need for committee meetings so we only have 6 AC meetings per year and the link governors report back to the AC about their linked area

Safeguarding – Caroline Handley 

Key Pupil Groups (LAC, SEN, Pupil Premium & other key groups) -  Caroline Handley

Catholic Life, Parish & Community - Father Paul Grogan and Emma Hanney

Leadership & Management - Caroline Handley, Madeline Bannister and Father Paul Grogan

Standards & Achievement - Caroline Handley, Emma Hanney and Madeleine Bannister

Behaviour & Attendance –  Father Paul Grogan

Teaching, Learning & Staffing – Caroline Handley, Emma Hanney and  Madeleine Bannister

Business, Finance (incl Procurement) & Health & Safety – Sub Committee – Madeline Bannister, Ben Lavin and Caroline Handley