Jeff Brunton (Chair of Governors)
As Chief Executive of the EPT, Sharon project managed the successful opening of The Heights Blackburn, Eden School and The Heights Burnley. She led the academy conversions for Coal Clough Academy and Burnley High School and more recently the re-brokerage and transfer of Burnley High School and Atherton High School into the EPT. Sharon was formerly chief executive of the Education Improvement Partnership (EIP), a formal collaboration between all secondary phase schools in Blackburn with Darwen which raised educational outcomes, developed business links and delivered national education conferences. She was Vice Chair of the governing body for a primary school which was judged as outstanding by Ofsted. Sharon worked as Strategic Manager (Operations) for CXL and Area Manager for Connexions Lancashire Ltd. She graduated as MBA in 2011 from Lancaster University.
Lizzie is a Science Specialist and has been a Science Teacher for over 15 years, she has worked with schools across Lancashire and Yorkshire and has an extensive knowledge of the curriculum. Lizzie is passionate about behaviour management and enjoys working with students with challenging behaviour to remove barriers and help them to reach their potential. Lizzie is looking forward to contributing to the governing body using her specialist subject knowledge and skills in psychology and nurture.
Chris Inckle – Parent 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 Coal Clough Academy. 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.
Alex Fort – Staff Governor
Alex is Designated Safeguarding and Family Support Lead at Burnley High. She has over 15 years of experience working within a pastoral role. Her role in school allows her to work with both students and their families to ensure that all students are safe, happy and have the best possible outcomes.
John Williams – Staff Governor
Since qualifying as a teacher in 1999 John has taught physical education and maths. During this time John has taken on many roles such as SENCO, able and talented co-ordinator, assistant head of year, head of a summer school and chair of the Medway sports association.
John has worked at Burnley High School since 2017, beginning as a supply teacher, and now coordinates the trainee and newly qualified teachers.
Click the links below to download the following statutory information regarding our Governing Body:
- Governors’ Attendance 2020-21
- Governors’ Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests 2020-21
- LGB Governor Membership 2020-21
- Governance Scheme of Delegation
Chair of Governors contact details
Name: Jeff Brunton
Address: Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA