St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Academy Council (Governors)

We have a single Academy Council which works for the three Keighley Catholic Primary Schools. This was established in November 2020. 



Chair of Governors

Mr Nick Watson  

Vice Chair

Mrs Sharon DeMatteis

Foundation Governors

Monsignor David Smith

Mrs Sarah Wood-Ripley

Mrs Jennifer Taylor

Mr Mark Brennan

Staff Governors

Mrs Rebecca Coventry

Executive Headteacher

Mr John Devlin

Heads of School

Mrs Catherine Mitchell (Our Lady of Victories)

Mr Andrew Arnold (St Joseph's)

Mr Paul Booth (St Anne's)

Parent Governors

Mrs Shakira Afzal

Mrs Naveeda Malik

Mrs Carmel O'Neill-Linyard

Clerk to the Governors

Victoria Bettson


Each of our governors has a special role in school. They try to get into school to visit as often as they can.

Attendance and Behaviour

Mrs DeMatteis, Mr Los

Leadership and Management (incl appraisal)

Mr Watson and Mrs DeMatteis



Mrs Wood-Ripley, Mgr Smith

Safeguarding / SEND/ Health and Safety

Mrs DeMatteis, Mr McGlinchey


Admissions Committee - Mr Watson, Mrs DeMatteis, Mr Devlin, Mr Booth

Finance Working Party members - Mr Watson, Mrs Wood-Ripley (chair), Mr Los

Standards and Pupil Experience - Mr Brennan (chair), Mrs Taylor, Mrs DeMatteis, Mrs Wood-Ripley

Mrs Wood-Ripley and Mrs Taylor are also governors at Holy Family School

None of our governors have a financial interest in our school.