Governors

Local Governing Body Membership Information

Daniel Milton –  Chair of Governors

Daniel is Acting Head Teacher at St Bede’s. He has undertaken a number of roles and responsibilities at St Bede’s including the leadership of the school’s Senior Pastoral Team, Assessment and Reporting and the later stages of the Building Schools for the Future project. For the past two years he has been the strategic lead for curriculum design, timetable and the school budget. He is currently studying for his NPQH qualification.

Steve Wilson – Vice-Chair

Steve is a Governor on the Board of Coal Clough Academy. His day job is as Headteacher of Pendle Vale College in Nelson for over ten years, which was judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted in December 2016. He is also on the Governing Body of Barrowford Primary School and The Alternative School (TAS). He has taught in three Pendle schools, Primet High School in Colne (13 years, 12 as Head of Maths and two as Assistant Headteacher), Mansfield High School in Brierfield (6 years, 5 as Deputy Headteacher and 1 as Acting Headteacher) and 10 years at Pendle Vale College.

Anna Duxbury – Governor

Anna is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Tutor at Lancaster University. Anna works for the Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service, a service that provides support and training to Lancashire school staff on issues relating to young people’s mental health.  Anna has experience of working in child and family services and has a high level of knowledge around child mental health, how this presents in schools, and knowledge and experience of employing a range of effective therapeutic techniques and approaches that schools could use to improve the mental health of pupils.

Peter Berry – Staff Governor

Peter has worked at a number of mainstream secondary schools performing different roles and responsibilities before starting as Head of maths. As a staff governor he will share his understanding of the schools ethos and culture. He has sound professional knowledge of how the school operates, knowing its strengths and areas for development.

Shirley Walne – Governor

Shirley is a long-standing member of staff recently retired from Coal Clough Academy, her links with the school and local community started 40 years ago with 25 of those years spent working at Coal Clough Academy as Site Supervisor/Cleaner. During Shirley’s working life she has been a Typist, Head Clerk and Florist, also working voluntarily for Lancashire Parent Partnership to help parents of dyslexic children. Shirley is passionate about contributing to the education and wellbeing children and young people and she is looking forward to offering a wealth of knowledge and continued care and support for the school, pupils, parents & staff through being a valued member of the governing body.

Chris Inckle – Governor

Chris is a Finance Business Partner for Star Academies, responsible for their Greater Manchester cluster of schools. He has over 10 years of experience working with all aspects of the business operations & finance elements of education whilst also serving as a governor at St Johns C of E Primary School, Cliviger and Burnley High School. His day to day work involves being a member of the Senior Leadership Team at 2 cluster secondary schools and the main finance link to the Star Academies Central Office Team as well as providing active support to the cluster Local Governing Body.