On 1 June 2020, St Aidan’s Catholic Academy/St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy was transferred from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Education Trust (Companies House: 07968898) to Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust (Companies House: 09940352).

Details regarding the Members and Directors of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust can be obtained from  or

We have an active Governing Body which aims to share the strategic responsibility of promoting high educational standards and the Catholic ethos of the school. We work as a team in collaboration with Mr Sanderson and all staff members.

The Governing Body has representation from many stakeholders: Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop; parent governors are elected by parents of current students; and staff governors are elected by all staff.  All Governors are volunteers and receive no pay, including expenses.

The full Governing Body meets twice a term (business and development meetings) but the many sub committees (eg resources, curriculum, safeguarding, catholic life, admissions) meet more regularly.

Foundation Governors

Dr C Emmerson (Chair)

Cllr P Wood

Fr Christopher Hancock

Mr J Osmialowski

Mrs C Lynch (Vice Chair)

Parent Governors

Miss D Young

Staff Governors

Miss C McDermont

Clerk to the Governing Body

Helen Smith Governor Support Officer Level 1 Town Hall South Shields NE33 2RL

All correspondence to be addressed to:St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Willowbank Road, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, SR2 7HJ


St Aidan’s LGB – Terms of Office and Attendance

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice – Governors, Trustees and Volunteers

Public Sector Equality Duty



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