Become a Parent Governor

We are looking for parents to join our Academy Council  as a Parent Governors, these positions support our school in a variety of ways. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor please see the below documents that provide full details.

Academy Council & Governance

Academy Councilors  are volunteers that use their skills to help to shape the school’s ethos and direction, and are firmly committed to its future success. The role of the Academy Council is to:

  • Work with the school to ensure it delivers a high quality education.
  • Work with the Headteacher (who is responsible for day to day management) to set the school’s aims and policies.
  • Provide strategic direction for the school.
  • Act as a critical friend to the Head of School.
  • Ensure accountability.

Governors monitor the running of the school, including educational standards, finance and use of resources, overall direction and planning, curriculum and behaviour, staff appointments and training, and keeping everyone safe.

Academy Council Information 2021/22

Governor Code of Conduct

Our Academy Councilors are:

Foundation Governors

Mrs M Selway (Academy Council Chair)

Mrs A Parkes (Academy Council Vice Chair)

Fr. C. Butler


Executive Headteacher

Mr R Barraclough

Head of School

Mr J Molyneux

Staff Governor

Mrs E Kendrew

Parent Governor

Mrs R Taylor


All correspondence to the Governing Body should be addressed to:

Clerk to the Governors, St Austin’s Catholic Primary School, Back Duke of York Street, Wakefield, WF1 3PF