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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi

Academy CouNCIL & BKCAT Governance

Please click here to read a note from our Chair of Academy Council.

Our new Chair of our Academy Council, since March 2022, is Mr. Cedric Duval. Any correspondence should be sent via the school address below. 

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

C/O Mr. Cedric Duval

Chair of Academy Council 

Station Fields



We are very lucky to have a strong and highly skilled Academy Council who very effectively hold leaders to account to ensure St Benedict's is the best that it can be. They ensure that leaders in the school ensure that St Benedict's has strong academic standards and ensuring that we have an exciting and effective broad balanced Catholic education. 

Our governors are active in the life of the school. They undertake regular visits, monitor the impact of school developments and help drive the strategic direction of St Benedict's. 


St Benedict's Academy Council

Mr Cedric Duval                                             Foundation Governor / Chair of Academy Council

Mrs Rachel Owen                                          Foundation Governor / Vice Chair of Academy Council 

Mrs Karen Derbyshire                                   Foundation Governor

Mrs Fran Stanton                                           Foundation Governor

Mrs Kate Dilworth                                         Foundation Governor

Mrs Catherine Collard                                  Foundation Governor

Mrs Helen Prior                                             Parent Governor

Vacancy (Election Autumn 2022)              Parent Governor

Mrs Sue Coolican                                          Staff Governor

Mr John Woolley                                            Head Teacher

The BKCAT trust have increased capacity within all academy councils in line with the articles of association during Academic Year 2021/22. As a result our constitution increased in September 2021. This has increased the Academy Council by one foundation governor and one parent governor.

 2022 CES Governors Code of Conduct for Academy Councils.pdfDownload
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Governor Information 2022-23

bkcat governance

Governance-related documentation, Governor & Director recruitment details and Trust financial information can be found in the Governance section of the Trust website:

Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation & Code of Conduct