Local Governing Body
Pete Baker – Chair of Governors – Safeguarding Governor
Pete Baker is one of the founders of Burnley High School. He leads a National Christian youth and schools charity called the Pais Movement which serves schools across the UK and across the world. He is also one of the leaders of Life Church in Lancashire. Life Church has been a key supporter of Burnley High School since the inception of the school. Pete has served on the Governing body of Burnley High for a number of years as well as contributing to school life. Pete and his wife live in East Lancashire with their two daughters and have a high commitment to serving the community, raising aspirations and trying to make a positive difference.
Sharon Roscoe – Governor
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.
Chris Inckle – Parent Governor – Pupil Premium 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.
Christian Pountain – Governor
Born, brought up and educated in East Lancashire, Christian knows the local area well. He has upwards of 2 decades of experience teaching in mainstream secondary schools in Lancashire. He currently works as Head of RE and Director of Spirituality at St. Christopher’s C. E. High School in Accrington. Christian holds an MTh. (with Distinction) and an MSc. And is therefore well equipped to serve the pupils, parents and staff of Burnley HS across the breadth of the curriculum.
Alex Latham – Governor
Alex was born in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands and moved to the Northwest when embarking on her degree in Chester. On completion of her degree, she moved to Manchester and she now lives in Rossendale with her husband and three children. Alex is an IT professional who has helped to deliver large scale projects for the government and private companies. Alex became a school governor at Burnley High School to provide balance and a diversity of experience and hopes to help make a difference for those children attending the school.