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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

The Multi-Academy Trust Board and the Governing Body work with the Executive Headteacher, the Assistant Headteachers and the staff at St. Luke's Catholic Academy to make sure the school provides a good quality of education for all its pupils.

Governors are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run. That's the role of the headteacher and senior staff.

Governors have three main roles:

  1. to provide strategic direction for the school;
  2. to act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  3. and to ensure accountability.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff to share this commitment.


John Johnson  Chair of Trustees,

Governor at St John Fisher school and was previously the Headteacher of The Campion School from 1993 – 2011.  During this time (September 2007 – 2011) John was also a School Improvement Partner allocated to schools to assist with target-setting, development and headteacher performance review and salary setting in Westminster, Newham and Barnet

Following this John became an experienced educational consultant, especially in the fields of School Leadership, English, Literacy, Assessment, Curriculum, Governance, Staffing.

Fr. Bogdan Kot   Parish Priest, Foundation Governor Governor with responsibility for RE and Music
The Foundation Governors represent the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brentwood, and ensure that the school upholds the traditions of Catholic faith in line with canon law. Foundation Governors form a majority of all governors.

Mr Kendal qualified as a teacher from Liverpool Hope in 1995, with B.Ed Theology and Religious Studies. Before becoming the Executive Headteacher of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust in Harlow, Essex (April 2017) Mr Kendal was a Headteacher for ten years in a one form entry Catholic Primary school in Hertfordshire. I have been in education for 23 years, always serving in Catholic schools.   Mr Kendal is passionate about developing a love of learning, for children to learn to love themselves and to love others.