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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




Joint Local Academy Council Committees and Named Governors 2021


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
  • Mr Stuart Readyhough - Vice Chair of Governors
  • Mgr Paul Grogan - Foundation Governor
  • Mr Matthew Hargreaves - Foundation Governor
  • Maria Karas - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs E Hanney – Parent Governor
  • Mrs Wendy Crowe - Parent Governor
  • Mrs Louise Wilson - Staff Governor
  • Mrs F Friis- Staff Governor
  • Mr B Lavin –Executive Headteacher


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 and Wendy Crowe

Key Pupil Groups (LAC, SEN, Pupil Premium & other key groups) -  Wendy Crowe

Catholic Life, Parish & Community - Father Paul Grogan and Ben Lavin and Matthew Hargreaves

Leadership & Management - Caroline Handley, Wendy Crowe and Father Paul Grogan

Standards & Achievement - Caroline Handley, Louise Wilson, Emma Hanney and Matthew Hargreaves

Behaviour & Attendance – Louise Wilson, Father Paul Grogan

Teaching, Learning & Staffing – Caroline Handley, Louise Wilson, Emma Hanney and Matthew Hargreaves

Business, Finance (incl Procurement) & Health & Safety – Sub Committee – Wendy Crowe, Ben Lavin, Caroline Handley and Stuart Readyhough.