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Academy Council

Three Peaks Primary Academy

Academy Council

2017 / 2018

The Academy Council of Three Peaks Primary Academy has a vital role in evaluating the school's performance and using this knowledge to challenge the school to understand its strengths and weaknesses and contribute to shaping its strategic direction.

The Academy Council of Three Peaks is fully committed to rigorously challenging the performance of the school and supporting its improvement. Our Local Governing Body is seeking to contribute to outstanding leadership and management of the school by being well informed and knowledgeable about the school's progress towards meeting agreed development targets.

To achieve this aim, governors attend school regularly visiting classrooms to observe learning and talking to teachers about their practise. Governors also attend work scrutiny meetings and discuss progress and attainment. They also attend school events and support on school visits.

The CET Scheme of Delegation clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of the Academy Council and the Trust.  A brief outline is available by clicking here Scheme of delegation summary.pdf .      The more detailed Scheme of Delegation is available by clicking here.  CET-Scheme-of-Delegation-

If you have any questions about the governance of our school, please contact the Academy Council by email at

The table below lists the members of the Academy Council  of Three Peaks Primary Academy.

Name Academy Council Member Designation 
Date of appointment
Term of office

Pecuniary / Business
Academy Council Role Attendance 2016 / 2017
Mr P KealeyTrust Appointed Governor
Start Date : 01/12/2014
End Date: 01/12/2020
Director - Vanguard Projects and Consulting LtdChair of Governors
Pupil Premium and
Intervention Link
SEN Link Governor

Attended 4 of 4 AC Meetings
Mr J DixonParent Governor
Start Date : 25/05/2016
End Date : 25/05/2020

None declaredVice Chair of Governors
English Link Governor
Attended 3 of 4 AC Meetings
Mrs M OphideParent Governor
Start Date : 25/05/2016
End Date: 25/05/2020
None declared
Safeguarding Link
Attended 4 of 4 AC Meetings
Mr P CantwellTrust Appointed Governor

Start Date : 01/09/2016
End Date :


Kings School, Ely - GovernorAttended 0 of 1 LGB Meeting
Mr R Penn-BourtonHead Teacher
End Date:  25/05/20

Millfield Primary School, Tamworth - Governor Attended 2 of 2 LGB Meetings
Mrs A Pickering Staff Governor
Start Date : 25/05/2016
End date : 25/05/2020

Declared a brother who works for Stone Computers who supply admin PC's to Staffordshire LAAttended 2 of 2 LGB Meetings

Governor Profiles 

Mr Paul Kealey

I have one son in school and one son who left a couple of years ago to move into High School, I have had links with the school since 2004 with both my boys going through the Baby & Toddler Group, Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I became a governor in December 2010 and it is one of the best things that I have done. I feel that I am able to contribute to the goals that the school has to ensure every pupil is given the best possible education to inspire and release their full potential and I feel I can help in a small way by using the experience I have gained from my working as a Project Manager in the Financial services industry.

Mr James Dixon

I am married to Beata and we have three children at the school. We have lived in Tamworth since 2003. I am a barrister practising in various areas of law. My vision for the school is to enable staff and pupils to release and use their great potential and to see the school go from strength to strength, so that the children have the best possible start.

Mrs Marta Ophide 

I am a proud mum to two boys and a dedicated Junior Coach and Welfare Officer at Tamworth Volleyball Club. My aim as a governor is to make sure all children at our school are empowered each day to feel highly valuable, secure and happy.

Mr Philip Cantwell 

Philip Cantwell in the Director of Education at The Creative Education Trust.  Philip Cantwell was Principal of Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton, which opened in September 2010. He joined the Creative Education Trust from the David Ross Education Trust as Director of Education at the beginning of the 2013/14 academic year.

Mr Richard Penn-Bourton

I have been Head Teacher at Three Peak Primary Academy since it opened on 1st December 2012.  Prior to that I was Head Teacher at Three Peaks Primary School and Deputy Head Teacher at The Dales Infant School.  Before moving to Tamworth I worked at two challenging Lower Schools in Northampton.  Throughout my career, I have worked for the Local Authority as a member of the Key Stage 1 Assessment Moderation Team and as Lead Literacy Teacher, supporting teachers from schools across Staffordshire in developing the teaching of writing.  My aim is to constantly improve the quality of teaching at Three Peaks so that the children achieve high standards.  

Mrs Angela Pickering 

Angela Pickering joined the teaching staff at Three Peaks Primary Academy in September 2015.  Previously she taught another primary academy in Tamworth and is currently teaching in Year 1.  Angela shares the school's aim to raise standards and ensure that the academy provides it's pupils with the highest quality learning experiences and teaching.  

Previous Governors (who have served at any point over the past 12 months)

Name                                   Governor Type 
Term of Office                                                     
Pecuniary Interests                          
Mr Simon PhippsTrust Appointed 
Start Date : 01/12/2014
End Date :  29/07/2016
None Declared 
Mrs Sarah Phipps Trust Appointed 

Start Date : 01/12/2014
End Date : 01/08/2016

None Declared
Miss Linsie Donegan Staff Governor

Start Date : 05/2015
End Date : 24/05/2016

None Declared
Mrs Kate FrostStaff Governor 

Start Date : 05/2015
End Date : 24/05/2015

None Declared
Mrs Caroline DavisTrust Appointed
Start Date: 01/12/2014
End Date: 01/12/2016
None Declared
Mrs Ann LangowskiTrust Appointed
Start Date: 01/12/2014
End Date: 01/12/2016
None Declared
Mrs Elaine BlabyStaff Governor

Start Date : 25/05/2016
End date : 25/05/2018

None Declared

Committees and Sub-Committees 

The LGB of Three Peaks took the decision that they work more effectively as a single, close knit group and would therefore work more effectively as a single governing board.  Therefore, there are no separate committees or sub-committees.  


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