Academy Council & BKCAT Governance

Chair of Academy Council: Mr A Richards

If you would like to contact Mr Richards, please do so via email at or by post to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Newgate, Pontefract, WF8 4AA.

Canon Tim Wiley is the Vice-Chair of the Academy Council

Headteacher: Mrs M Velayudhan-Tomlin

Observer (Deputy Headteacher): Mr S Bartram

Foundation Governor: Mrs S Jarman

Foundation Governor: Mrs S Taylor

Foundation Governor: Mr J Pickles

Parent Governor: Mrs C Greatorex

Associate Governor: Mr P Taylor

Staff Governor: Mrs M Kaushiva

Governance roles in other schools

Canon Tim Wiley, our Parish Priest, is also a governor at Holy Family and St Michael’s Primary Voluntary Academy in Pontefract. Both schools are within the parish of St Joseph’s Pontefract. He also serves as a Director on the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust Board.

There are no other governors who have a governor role in another school

Please see below register of interests and Academy council members attendance:

ROI Summary AC – SJP- 2022-23


Dates of Meetings:

Autumn  Term 1 2022

Full Academy Council Meeting: 29th September 2022

Autumn Term 2 2022

Full Academy Council Meeting: 24th November 2022

Spring Term 1 2023

Full Academy Council Meeting: 26th January 2023

Spring Term 2 2023

Full Academy Council Meeting: 16th March 2023

Summer Term 1 2023

Full Academy Council Meeting: 11th May 2023

Summer Term 2 2023

Full Academy Council Meeting: 13th July 2023


2022 CES Governor Code of Conduct for Academy Councils

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