Meet the Governors
Mrs J DeanChair of Governors
Mrs J Dean
Joan Dean has a long career in education. After attending Manchester University Joan started her career as a teacher in Oldham. Joan then became a deputy headteacher in Moss Side Manchester followed by her next role as the headteacher of a large primary school in central Manchester. Joan was appointed to Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools (HMI). In addition to inspecting schools in England ? both primary and secondary - Joan led many inspections of British Forces schools in Cyprus and Germany. From Ofsted Joan was seconded to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister where she pursued her interest in schools in disadvantaged areas. As a result of this work Joan became a Director at the National College for School Leadership More recently, Joan established a consultancy supporting local authorities and schools with school improvement strategies and leadership development. She has worked extensively in Manchester schools and has successfully run Manchester?s aspiring leaders
Mrs W PallantAcademy Parent Governor
Mrs W Pallant
Wendy works in a neighbouring authority as a teacher in a sensory support team and specialises in working with deafblind children. Her role involves supporting mainstream and special schools to meet the educational needs of children who are deaf and or visually impaired and working with under 5s at home and in pre-school settings. In addition to working with children she is a regional tutor at The University of Birmingham for the postgraduate distance learning course on deafblindness. Wendy?s daughter is a pupil at Fulwood Academy and she has been a parent governor at Sherwood Primary School for 7 years and a local authority governor at Fulwood and Cadley Primary School for 4 years before that.
Mr H RossAcademy Governor
Mr H Ross
Hugh Ross - has worked in administration and management within the public sector for over 30 years and is presently as an Operational Leader for the Civil Service. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, Hugh has lead several initiatives throughout his career including transitions of large teams through both change of benefit and processes, he is also the Digital lead for his area. He enjoys helping out in the Community and has volunteered to assist amongst others at CAB Kirkham, Let's Grow Preston and the Harris Museum. Hugh is married and has lived in Preston all his life and is looking forward to supporting Fulwood to becoming an outstanding Academy.
Mr D WalkerLEA Governor
Mr D Walker
David Walker is the Local Authority representative on the governing body. David has been a local councillor serving the Sharoe Green Ward of Preston City Council since 2012. He is married to his wife Tina, and has 3 daughters. David's work sees him operating as the Managing Director of his family business, Preston Wholesale Meats, which he has been involved in for the past 25 years
Mrs D WaringStaff Governor
Mrs D Waring
Donna achieved her degree at The University of Leeds and completed her PGCE at Edge Hill College. Donna has worked at the Academy for 14 years. During this time she has had a variety of roles including Head of House and Head of Geography and is currently the Assistant Principal in charge of Progress for KS4. Donna is also an exam marker for both AQA and Edexcel exam boards. Donna is married with two children.
- Charles William Dunstone (Sponsor)
- Tim Simon Morris
- Victoria Jane Hornby