Academy Council

Three Peaks Primary Academy is one of a growing number of schools in the Creative Education Trust family. Creative Education Trust is a non-profit educational charity recognised by the Department for Education as one of the leading multi-academy chains.  

The Trust Board

The CET Board is the overall governing body of the Trust and all its Academies. It is charged with the strategic direction of the Trust and is responsible to the Secretary of State for Education for executing its statutory duties. Its main functions are:

  • setting annual performance targets
  • determining all statutory and other policies
  • ensuring that curriculum requirements are met
  • setting the budget for the Trust and each academy
  • being the employer of all staff
  • being the ultimate body of appeal within the Trust
  • agreeing all major building work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Creative Education Trust can be contacted at: 67-68 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9JD and through telephone 020 39109200. The following link also contains further information around governance, schemes of delegation and accounts, Creative Education Trust Statutory Information

Academy Council

The Academy Council (AC) is a sub-committee of the Creative Education Trust Board of Directors. It is accountable to the Board of Directors and is its local presence. It may include representatives from such groups as the school community, the local community and other local organisations and businesses as appropriate.

The main functions of the AC are:

  • supporting CET’s plans for the school as set out in the ADIP, SEF and annual budget
  • providing understanding of the local context and the challenge that the local environment presents
  • acting as a sounding board for senior leaders, especially the Principal or Head Teacher
  • providing regular monitoring of health and safety matters, safeguarding provision, the welfare of looked after children, and provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • providing hearing panels for pupil behaviour matters
  • building and maintaining positive local perceptions of the school
  • building and maintaining relationships with the local and regional business community
  • building and maintaining relationships with community partners (e.g., health services, police, social services)
  • undertaking local fundraising
  • the Chair of AC assisting in the recruitment process for Head Teachers and Principals

If you have any questions about the governance of our school, please contact the Academy Council by email via the Headteacher at the following email address richard.penn-bourton@threepeaksacademy.org.uk

Any written correspondence should be addressed to The Chair Three Peaks Primary Academy’s Academy Council c/o Fossdale Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4HN.

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

Member NameMember Role First AppointedTerm StartTerm End
Mr Nicholas Blakemore Chair
LAC Representative

01 Sep 2020
01 Sep 202031/08/2024
Mr Richard Penn-Bourton Headteacher01 Dec 201201/12/2012Ex-officio
Mr Jason HowardAC Member01 Sep 202201/09/202301/09/2024
Mrs Lynn MiddletonAC Member
Safeguarding Representative
05 Nov 202105/11/202131/08/2024
Mrs Claire TitmusParent Member
SEND Representative
19 Nov 202119/11/202131/08/2024
Miss Charlotte BristollParent Member
Health and Safety Representative
31 Jan 202331/01/202330/01/2025

The Chair of the AC can be contacted in writing via Miss Simi Sandhu, Clerk to the Academy Council – simi.sandhu@threepeaksacademy.org.uk