Local Governing Body Membership Information

Steve Wilson – Chair and Safeguarding Governor

Steve is a Governor on the Board of Coal Clough Academy. His day job is as Headteacher of Pendle Vale College in Nelson for over ten years, which was judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted in December 2016. He is also on the Governing Body of Barrowford Primary School and The Alternative School (TAS). He has taught in three Pendle schools, Primet High School in Colne (13 years, 12 as Head of Maths and two as Assistant Headteacher), Mansfield High School in Brierfield (6 years, 5 as Deputy Headteacher and 1 as Acting Headteacher) and 10 years at Pendle Vale College.

Olivia Hart – Health and Safety Governor

Olivia is an Associate Solicitor with over 13 years’ legal experience in the Casualty Claims team having been a trainee with the firm 12 years ago. She represents both private and public sector clients and has experience of defending many types of claims including a wide spectrum of public liability and employer liability claims.  In particular she specialises in education claims from a variety of local authorities and academy trusts.

Olivia regularly gives training sessions to clients on a wide range of subjects recently including the new Highways Code of Practice (the Risk based approach) and how to improve defensibility of claims within the claims portal. She regularly speaks at high profile events including ALARM and provides bespoke client in-house training sessions.

Lisa Sourbutts – Governor

With a master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Lisa has a proven track record of delivering people focussed operational improvements contributing to individual skills development, team dynamics and bottom-line performance.   Throughout her 15-year career, Lisa has built a reputation known for her adaptability and attention to detail.  An employment law expert, she has created, implemented and delivered HR cycles across many businesses.  Lisa is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Sally Sagar –  Careers Governor

Sally is a Deputy Headteacher of a local high school with over 20 years of experience in the classroom as a science teacher. Sally is a qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator as well as an experienced Safeguarding Lead. Sally’s passion is to improve students’ wellbeing and life chances through facilitating academic and vocational achievements through curriculum design and excellent teaching and learning.

Simon Nutter – Governor 

Simon is a Chartered Financial Planner with 30 years experience in financial services. For the last eight years he has been providing independent financial advice to clients, helping them to achieve their personal and financial goals. His specialist areas are retirement planning, investing and estate planning. Previously Simon worked for Barclays for 22 years in a variety of roles across East Lancashire including Branch Manager, Regional Trainer and Financial Adviser.

Statutory Information

Click the links below to download the following statutory information regarding our Governing Body:

Scheme of Delegation 

Governors Pecuniary Interests Register 

Governor Attendance