Leopold Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4AW

0113 8246300

Holy Rosary And St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Excellence & Enjoyment Together in God's Love

Academy Council

Our Mission Statement: ‘Excellence and Enjoyment Together in God’s Love’

 The  Academy Council of Holy Rosary and St Anne's is a sub-committee of the St Gregory the Great Trust Board. 

Academy Council members have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school, and a duty to monitor the schools’ statutory compliance as per the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. 

The ministry of the Foundation Governor is an important one because the preservation of the Catholic character of a school depends on committed Catholics being willing to undertake this service. Bishop Marcus is therefore very appreciative of all those who offer to assist him in this vital task; Please visit the Leeds Diocese website for more information on becoming a Foundation Governor.



OFSTED Report January 2018

‘You have maintained and enhanced a skilful and effective school team, dealing rigorously with any aspects of underperformance.  There is a tangible drive and sense of urgency to provide high-quality learning opportunities.  These allow pupils to thrive, and show a searing ambition to eradicate second-best.’


THE ACADEMY COUNCIL (September 2023)


Chair of the Academy Council: 

Sally Hardiman-Douglas (Foundation Governor)

Correspondence address:

Holy Rosary and St Annes Catholic Primary School

Leopold Street

LS7 4AW or e-mail sally.hardiman-douglas@hrsaprimary.co.uk

Vice-Chair of the Academy Council:

Marjorie Parker ( Foundation Governor)

Foundation Governors

Danielle Kingsley

Very Reverend Canon Matthew Habron

Margaret Stapylton 

Parent Governor

Jacinta Carnes

Alice Chigbo

Headteacher Governor

Elizabeth McDonagh

Staff Governor

Emily Tointon

Associate Governor

Megan Nichol, Deputy Headteacher

Clerk to Governors

Naomi, Batten. Leeds City Council Governor Service


Governor information 2023-2024

Governor name and role

Appointing Body

Terms of office

Official responsibility

Register of Interest

Meetings attended

Will be confirmed at the end of the Academic Year

Sally Hardiman-Douglas (Chair)

Leeds Diocese

1 Sept 2014

1 Sept 2025

Safeguarding, Finance

 Vice Chair of Governors at St Francis of Assisi, Beeston


Marjorie Parker (Vice- Chair)

Leeds Diocese

13 Jun 2015

12 Jun 2025

SEND/Inclusion, EYFS

Foundation Governor at St Francis of Assisi, Beeston


Very Reverend Canon Matthew Habron

Leeds Diocese

1 Sept 2019    

31 Aug 2023

RE, Catholic Life of the School



Danielle Kingsley

Leeds Diocese

19 Nov 2018

18 Nov 2026


Tenant of St Pauls Chambers

Trustee at Roger Scott Trust

Director at Holywell Hall Management Company


Margaret Stapylton

Leeds Diocese

5 Sept 2022

4 Sept 2026

Health and Safety 



Jacinta Carnes

Elected by parents

10 Dec 2018

18 Jan 2027

Government Grants, Equalities

Caretaker is a close family friend


Alice Chigbo

Elected by parents 

16 Jan 2023 

15 Jan 2027






Emily Tointon

Elected by staff

10 Oct 2022

19 Oct 2026


NTD 12.10.2023

Megan Nichol

Associate Governor, DHT

1 Oct 2014      

1 Oct 2024




Elizabeth McDonnagh-Smith

Ex Officio by virtue of Office

1 Sept 2006

1 Jan 2050


Niece works at the school, great nephew attends the school