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Glascote Academy

Glascote Academy

Governors

The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education.  Their purpose, reflected in the law, is to 'conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school'.  They have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

Overseeing the financial performance of the school with the Trust board finance Committee and making sure its money is well spent.

We are fortunate to have a strong Governing Body who are committed and work with staff to ensure that all learners achieve and fulfil their potential.    

Our Chair of Governors is:

Mrs Vicki Blundell
Glascote Academy
Silverlink Road
Glascote
Tamworth
B77 2EA

tel: 01827 213210

Mrs Vicki Blundell - Chair of Governors

After teaching for 31 years, 14 of which were at Glascote Heath, I retired but still wanted to work with schools, children and parents to provide the best education we can. I have been able to do this by first becoming a governor and then Chair of Governors where I can help develop a governing body the school deserves.

I love working with the children, listening to their comments and ideas, watching them enjoy their learning and experiences. I enjoy working alongside the staff to ensure that the children have the learning they need and deserve. I feel very proud that I work with such a fantastic team of staff, children and parents.

As for me personally, I was born in Tamworth but now live in Birmingham with my husband Phil but regularly come to Tamworth to meet up with my family and come into school to see the children and the staff. I love gardening and reading when I have time, but I also enjoy working with other governing bodies to help them develop. 

Attendance

2014-2015    3/3
2015-2016    3/3
2016 - 2017  1/1

Mrs Vanessa Buchanan - Vice Chair

I am a parent Governor as well as working in the school as a volunteer and on the School Farm.

I am Vice-Chair of the Full Governing Body. I am passionate that all children at Glascote Academy can access the best education we can offer. I am privileged to be a part of a dedicated and equally passionate team who want the best for our children. I have been involved with the school for over seven years and will continue to support children, parents, staff and school.

On a personal note I was born in Birmingham and moved to Tamworth in 1991, where I have lived ever since. I enjoy family & friends time and love nothing more than spending the evening snuggled up with my family and a good movie, a bag of popcorn and a bottle of pop.

If I do get any other time I enjoy my garden (more relaxing in the sun), reading a good thriller (James Herbert) and I love listening to music.

Attendance

2014 - 2015   3/3
2015 - 2016   3/3
2016 - 2017   1/1

Mrs Maria Hamblin - Headteacher

I am the Headteacher at Glascote Academy and have been since 2013.

Attendance

2014 - 2015   3/3
2015 - 2016   3/3
2016 - 2017   1/1

Ms Michelle Powell - Deputy Headteacher

I am the Deputy Headteacher at Glascote Academy, although I have been part of the teaching team at the school for 16 years when I joined as an NQT. During this time I have seen many changes to the school, staffing and headship; however I am happy to say that the school continues to push forward and is always striving to provide the best education and opportunities that it can for all of its pupils.

I am extremely proud to work at such a special school and with such amazing, committed people.

On a personal note, I am both a proud mother and grandmother, and when time allows I enjoy reading and spending time with my loved ones.

Attendance

2014 - 2015   3/3
2015 - 2016   3/3
2016 - 2017   1/1

Mr Peter Armitage - Co-opted Governor

My name is Peter Armitage and I am a Co-opted Governor of this school. I am 72 years of age this year but my work with the school helps me keep young and I hope to give many more years of service.

I work for the royal Mail as a Community Action Co-ordinator and I have been proud to be involved with the school for about 8 years.  

I joined the Governing Body as a Community Governors and acted as Vice-Chairman for two years.   In March 2010 I was made the News of the World’s children’s’ Champion and in April of the same year met Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle where I was awarded the MBE.

I enjoy my work at Glascote Academy and help organise trips and rewards through my work with Royal Mail.

Attendance

2014 - 2015   3/3
2015 - 2016    3/3
2016 - 2017    1/1

Mrs Jayne Ward - Manager of Glascote Heath Pre-School

My name is Jayne Ward and I am the manager of Glascote Heath Pre-School. I have worked in the pre-school since 2006. Previously, I have worked in a children’s centre and a school.

I have always been committed to ensuring that children have the best of everything. I am passionate about working with families and carers in Glascote Heath. Glascote Academy is a school that I am proud to be a part of the opportunities it creates for the children are exciting and far reaching. As a governor I work with the Headteacher and staff to continue to move this fabulous school forward.

I my free time, I love gardening especially being in my greenhouse. I also love to travel and read a good thriller!

Attendance

2014 - 2015   3/3
2015 - 2016   3/3
2016 - 2017    1/1

Mrs Leisha Ray - Parent Governor

I am a parent Governor as well as working in the school as a volunteer on the School Farm.

I am a new Parent Governor but I am looking forward to making a contribution to the governing body.

Attendance

2015 - 2016   2/3
2016 - 2017    1/3