Local Governing Body

Daniel Milton –  Chair of Governors – Safeguarding & SEND Governor

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.

Claire Barker

Claire is a Mental Health Nurse at East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service (ELCAS) and link Nurse for Coal Clough Academy. Claire has worked with children and young people with complex mental health needs for over 15 years. Her roles have included working for a Youth Offending team, assessment/risk management of Young people and Consultation for local high schools. The latter has enabled Claire to gain insight into the impact poor mental health can have on a schools, pupils and staff and has been able to support them in exploring what support and interventions are needed.

Peter Berry – Staff Governor – Data & Pupil Outcomes 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 – Community 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 – Finance & Health and Safety, Buildings Governor 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.

Local Governing Body Information

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Chair of Governors contact details

Name: Daniel Milton
Address: Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA

“I have every faith that Coal Clough will continue to improve under the current leadership, increasing the chances of students being able to realise and achieve their potential in moving positively forward”