Academy Council & BKCAT Governance

The Chair of the Academy Council is Mr Phil Kitson. If you would like to contact Mr Kitson, please do so via email at or by post to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Highfield Road, Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, WF9 4LJ.

The membership of the Academy Council can be seen below:


Chair of Academy Council/Foundation Governor

The Chair may be contacted via the school office.

Mr Phil Kitson


Vice Chair of Academy Council/Foundation GovernorTo be elected at the next Academy Council meeting.

Staff Governor (Sacred Heart)


Mrs Bethan Cooper
Staff Governor (St Joseph’s)Miss Steph Taylor
Foundation Governors

Mr Phil Kitson

Mrs Anne Butler

Parent Governor (St Joseph’s)Mrs Nicola Chiverton
Parent Governor (Sacred Heart)Miss Amanda Self

Mrs Jenna Thompson

Mrs Kelly Picton


The most recent Academy Council Register of Interests & Attendance Summary can be accessed below:

SH-SJM Academy Council Register of Interests & Attendance Summary 2023-24

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