Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD14 6HW

Tel: 01274 414761


St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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Governor Profiles


Andrew Brankin- Chair of Governors

As a former pupil of St Anthony’s I was delighted to be asked to join the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in 2011 and was elected as Chair in September 2016. I currently have two daughters who attend St Anthony’s and am committed to supporting and helping to develop Catholic Education, which I believe gives our children the best opportunity to flourish in an environment centred around Christ and his teachings.

 I am teacher at a Secondary School in Bradford and am part of the extended leadership team with responsibility for both Humanities and the Sixth Form. I still enjoy teaching after two decades of service and relish being in the classroom teaching History.

 I am also a Scout Leader of local Scout Group and enjoy planning all the activities and adventures that we offer to young people across Clayton and Bradford.


Ann Gleeson- Foundation Governor/ Vice Chair

I was reappointed a Foundation Governor in September 2017, having served two previous terms of office. I am Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of the RE & Standards Committee for this period of office. Although I am now retired I taught English in High Schools for 20 years as Head of Department before early retirement. Since I needed to keep active in retirement I studied for a second degree in Theology and for a Masters in Medical Ethics and I'm now doing a research degree in Catholic Hymnody from 1965 to the present day. This gives me a particular interest in R.E. and I am most proud of St. Anthony's wonderful Catholic ethos and the priority given to R.E.

Choral, Classical and Church Music are particular interests. Any other spare time is spent avidly reading and doing small flower arrangements as well as helping with the flowers in St. Joseph's Parish. 


Fr Simon Winn- Foundation Governor 

I have the experience of working as a priest chaplain to a High School in Leeds for two years, and for four years to a Young Offenders Institution. The Bishop has appointed me three times as Foundation Governor to Primary Schools. The first was for four years at a school in Castleford, the second for seven years at a school in Barnoldswick. I was appointed to St Anthony's School in September 2017 along with becoming Parish Priest. I have found being a Foundation Governor a rewarding experience and look forward to the years to come in my present appointment.


Damian Whelan- Foundation Governor 

I have been a Foundation governor at St Anthony's for a number of years. Currently I am Chair of the Resources sub-committee and am linked governor for Maths. I am the safeguarding representative for St Anthony's parish. I work for a charity that supports adult offenders in finding accommodation. My interests include keeping fit, I enjoy running and cycling. I am a season ticket holder at Bradford City.


Danny Wignall- Foundation Governor

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Mary Martin- Foundation Governor

I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a Foundation Governor at St Anthony's Clayton.  I am an Office Manager in a Bradford Special School and I have been working within Education for 15 years in various different roles. I am the Chairperson for the Parish Forum at the Parish of Mary Mother of God and I help to plan and organise the Christmas and Summer fairs. In my spare time, I enjoy walking and gardening.


Mark Rignall- Parent Governor

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Carla Mawson- Parent Governor

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Jonathan Kendall- Staff Governor

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