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Glascote Academy

Glascote Academy


The Local Governing Board are the strategic leaders of our academy and have a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education.   The Local Governing Board has the delegated power from Fierte MAT Board to monitor the   role of the academy at an operational day to day level and review:

  • the management and organisation of the academy;
  • the implementation of the decisions of the Fierte Trust Board;
  • the implementation of policies approved by the Board;
  • the implementation of all extended academy activities.

    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 Vanessa Buchanan
    Glascote Academy
    Silverlink Road
    B77 2EA

    Mrs Buchanan can be contacted at the  school.

    tel: 01827 213210

    Mrs Vanessa Buchanan - Chair of Governors

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

    I am 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.


    Mrs Vicki Blundell - Vice- Chair of Governors 

    I am a retired teacher having taught in primary schools in Birmingham,Tamworth and Burton-upon-Trent.   During my time as a teacher I became a governor and realised that even after retirement I was able to continue to have a role in providing children with the best life chances they could have. I feel very strongly that our children deserve the best we can offer to help them grow and to develop their aspirations and confidence. I have served as governor, Chair and currently Vice-chair using the skills and knowledge I gained from the Chairs’ Development Programme. I have been able to transfer these skills to work in Fierte Multi Academy Trust.Accordion content


     Ms Michelle Powell - Headteacher 


    I am the 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.


    Mrs Chantelle Wynne 





    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.


     Mr Mike Kimberley



     Mrs Jo Smith




    Name Category Appointed By Responsibilities From To Governor role Elsewhere
    Vanessa Buchanan Parent LGB Chair/School Trips 01.10.18 01.10.22  
    Vicki Blundell Co-opted LGB Vice Chair/SEND/LAC/Safeguarding 01.10.18 01.10.22 Ankermoor Academy
    Mike Kimberley C-opted LGB Vice-Chair 01.09.17 01.09.21  
    Peter Armitage C-opted LGB Pupil Leadership/Science 01.10.18 01.10.22  
    Chantelle Wynn Parent LGB   01.09.17 01.09.21  
    Jo Smith Co-opted LGB   01.09.17 01.09.21  


    For our annual accounts please visit  Fierte Multi-Academy Trust Website.