Sharon Roscoe – Chair of Governors
Sharon has worked as a MAT CEO for over 10 years with extensive governance experience having served as a governor and chair of governors for primary, secondary, alternative provision and special school governing bodies. She graduated as MBA in 2011 from Lancaster University. Sharon led the successful re-brokerage and transfer of Atherton High School and Burnley High School into the EPT in 2020. She is a member of the Department for Education Alternative Provision Stakeholder group which advises government and shapes policy.
Emily Elliott – Health and Safety Governor
Emily is an experienced Primary Teacher with a Project Management qualification that has enabled her to deliver educational programmes both inside and outside of school to improve educational outcomes and provide opportunities for children and young people from a whole host of educational settings including Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Apprenticeship level students. As a Governance Manager in the education sector, she strongly believes that regardless of the role in education every individual has an impact on pupils lives and the ability to make a conscious difference to their education and life experiences. In managing Governance at a strategic and operational level for a large Multi-Academy Trust, she is looking forward to offering educational governance knowledge and skills to The Heights Burnley.
Stuart Cadman – Careers and Attendance Governor
Stuart is an assistant headteacher at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn. He has been at Pleckgate High School for 20 years and has experience as a head of department, head of year and senior leader. Stuart has experience in both curriculum and pastoral sides of education. Stuart believes strongly in the personal development of pupils and also breaking down the barriers to success. Stuart has experience in leading on attendance and careers in a school setting and will bring this to the governing body to support The Heights Burnley.
Sophie Gooding – Safeguarding Governor
Sophie has 15 years teaching experience and has been the Deputy Head and SENDCo at Eden School, Blackburn for 3 years. Before this, she spent 12 years as a Primary school teacher and SENDCo working in both KS1 and KS2. Sophie has extensive knowledge of improving outcomes for children with SEND, including time spent as a member of the BwD EHCp panel. She is committed to ensuring all pupils have access to an enriched curriculum and the opportunities to reach their aspirations.
Kelly Ward – Staff Governor
Kelly was the Manager of a private children’s nursery for 23 years and gained extensive experience during this time which included leading 5 positive OFSTED inspections, liaising with professional organisations, performance management and organising many fundraising events. She also has experience of working in Human Resources which gave her in-depth insight into employment law, legislation and the health and well-being of staff. Kelly is looking forward to beginning her journey as Staff Governor and using her knowledge and experience to support The Heights Burnley.
Alex Isherwood – Governor
Helen Morris – Governor
Helen has worked at the Heights Blackburn for almost 15 years, where she holds the position of Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Helen has extensive leadership experience and holds multiple professional qualifications including NPQSL. Helen’s Leadership experience is extensive including Pastoral Care, Safeguarding, Behaviour, CEIAG and SEMH. Helen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Alternative Provision sector, and is looking forward to supporting The Heights Burnley in raising standards and ensuring the best possible outcomes for the learners.
Local Governing Body Information
Click the links below to download the following statutory information regarding our Governing Body:
- Governors’ Attendance 2022-23
- Governors’ Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests 2023-24
- LGB Membership 2023-24
- EPT Governance Scheme of Delegation
Chair of Governors contact details
Name: Sharon Roscoe
Address: Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA