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The County High School, Leftwich is due to join the Sir John Brunner Foundation in September 2019. Therefore, the structure of the Governing Body will adapt accordingly.

The information below describes the Governing Body during the academic year 2018-19

As an autonomous learning community, the Governing Body recognises the additional responsibilities independence as a Converter Academy brings. Governors also acknowledge independence is important for innovation, improvement and the raising of standards. This empowers the Academy's leadership to make the right decisions for our students, staff and wider community, recognising that autonomy and accountability go hand in hand.

Accordingly, the Governing Body understands its role is to deal with the strategic direction of the Academy and to hold leadership and management to account. Therefore, it involves:

  • being accountable for the Academy's results, ensuring continuous improvement and knowing students and staff are safe and happy;

  • being a critical friend to the leadership, holding the operation of the Academy to account;

  • representing the Academy, instrumental in forming constructive relationships with the leadership, staff, students, parents and in the wider community to raise the Academy's profile and to promote community cohesion;

  • being committed, able to contribute a particular skill set, being prepared to undertake regular training to keep up-to-date with developments and avoiding conflicts of interest.

  • Members (permanent)

    Mr Christopher Penter (Chair)

    Mr Graham Scott (Vice-Chair)

    Cllr Gaynor Sinar

    The Principal (permanent)

    Miss Julie Brandreth

    Staff Term of office expires
    Mrs Mandy Pimlatt 31.08.2020
    Mrs Jo Curry 31.08.2019


    Parent Governors Term of office expires
    Mrs Joanne Flower 07.02.2021
    Mrs Victoria Davies 31.08.2019


    Co-opted Governors Term of office expires
    Mrs Alison Massey 31.08.2020
    Mr Martin Wren 31.08.2020
    Mrs Wendy Batey-Gray 15.03.2019
    Mr Philip Hilditch 11.03.2022