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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.


George Reynolds  Chair of Governors/Trustees,
Governor with responsibility for Race Equality, Admissions, Attendance, Foundation Stage and Numeracy.  Chair of Finance Committee

Mr Reynolds is the founding Chair of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust and has been involved with St.Alban’s School prior to this for many years. His career in finance brings valuable expertise to the Governing Body and he has many additional roles to those listed above, too many to mention. As Chair of Governors he ensures the school is well-run in accordance with its Mission Statement, maintaining the Catholic Ethos of the school.

Mr Reynolds contact address is: St Alban's Catholic Academy, First Avenue, Harlow CM20 2NP

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.