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Meet The Governing Body 

Mrs Lisa Carlisle (Parent Governor)

My name is Lisa Carlisle and I have lived locally in Fulwood for over 20years. I live with my husband and we are proud parents to a current year 11 pupil, who is actively involved in school life and loves their school.

I work in Control & Assurance for a multi-national global defence company. This is a varied and challenging role that requires lots of critical thinking teamed with a continuous improvement mindset. I am experienced in working within operational & financial frameworks. I believe that the skills gained throughout my career help me make a positive contribution as a Parent Governor.

I proactively support diversity and inclusion and have a genuine community spirit. Having previously spent a week as a volunteer at the UK Trials for the Invictus Games, I sincerely hope to be able to continue this at the rearranged games in the Hague.

Mr Matt Chagas (Staff Support Governor)

My name is Matthew Chagas, I am from Preston and have grown up and gone to school and further education in the local area. I have a 2-year-old son called Harry who attends nursey in Preston.

I have worked at Fulwood Academy for over 11 years. I spent a year working on supply as a cover supervisor and was then offered a permanent contract.

My job titles have changed over the years from cover supervisor to a more pastoral role. I have spent time working as a head of Year, KS3 Pastoral manager and then part of a Year 10 Pastoral team. Most recently I have been the pastoral support manager for year 7. I have a real passion for my job and want the students at Fulwood Academy to have the best possible chances in life once they leave us.

I hope to utilise my skills and experience in education and working with parents and the community to support the Principal, the Governing body and the staff in fulfilling our aspirations for the future of Fulwood Academy. As a staff governor, I am keen to ensure that the views of the staff, the governors, the parents and, most importantly, the children are shared and valued.

I was extremely pleased to be appointed as a staff governor and look forward to working alongside the other members of the LGB.


Joan Dean (Observer)

As Chair of Trustees I also have a role in supporting the Governing Body of the school, my role is to observe and support. Governors are committed to ensuring that, by working in partnership, with parents and the wider community, we can offer an exceptional learning experience for all our pupils, preparing them for a successful future.


Mrs Emma Hilton (Parent Governor)

My name is Emma Hilton and I have lived in Preston for the majority of my life. I currently work as a children's community nurse within the local area. I have been a children's nurse for 23 years. I have gained lots of skills within the area of caring for children and their differing needs beyond just their physical health, such as safeguarding and mental health needs. Through working in the local community I have an awareness of the different areas of the city and how these can affect the children who attend the school.

I attended Fulwood High myself as a child and I remember it being a thriving environment for children. I currently have two children who attend the school, one in year 11 and one in year 9. My youngest is due to start the school in September. I became a parent governor as I am passionate about improving the school and making it a place to be proud of within the local community.

I'm proud to be a governor of the school and have been witness to the improvements that have happened over the last year and I'm looking forward to this continuing.

Andrew Galbraith – Principal (Ex-Officio)

I have been in education for 25 years having taught in a number of state schools in the north of England. Starting as a Business and IT teacher, I enjoyed teaching at a variety of levels before progressing into senior management in my specialist areas of teaching & learning, curriculum and data. I have worked as a Senior Leader for 18 years, and I am proud to be the Principal of Fulwood Academy. 

I have a passion for social mobility, believing a person’s background, such as their social-class, should not affect their ability to access good education, employment or impact their career progression.

I have experience of working in the Opportunity Areas of North Yorkshire and Blackpool, supporting the government's plan for improving social mobility through education, helping to ensure that children from all backgrounds are given equal opportunity to reach their full potential through education.

Mr Nick Passenger - Appointed Governor

I have been in education for 25 years having taught in a number of state and independent schools in a variety of countries. Starting as a Mathematics and Physical Education teacher, I have enjoyed teaching at a variety of levels before progressing into senior management. I moved into the Higher Education sector and I am currently a Principal Lecturer at UCLAN with me overseeing the Business and Marketing areas in the School of Business.

I also look over a campus that UCLAN have in China where I currently lead a programme that trains future Physical Education teachers. The programme currently has 400 students and pre the pandemic saw me have to travel over there once a month. I have been fortunate to be involved with many of our international initiatives at UCLAN and am now very pleased to have been appointed as part of the Governing body of Fulwood Academy.

Councillor David Walker - Co-opted Governor

My name is David Walker and I have been a City Councillor in Sharoe Green for 10 years. I am a born and bred Prestonian and support PNE for my sins. I am 56 years old, married to Tina, and we have three daughters who are all soon to be leaving home.

My Mother and Father started a local business, some 60 years ago and I have had the pleasure to continue their legacy. My past 10 years have been very rewarding and I have been able to meet many very interesting residents, share many in-depth conversations, and have been able to take on many challenging issues head on.

Mrs Angela Ollerton - Appointed Governor

My name is Angela Ollerton and I joined the governing body in June 2021. I have 3 children, the youngest being at High School. I live and work in the local community.

I have recently taken up a new role as Attendance Manager at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, prior to this I worked for 7 years as the Family Support Worker at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, supporting the children and their families in all areas. I was also responsible for Attendance, Admissions and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

I am looking forward to my new role as governor and hope that I will be able to contribute to supporting the school and wider community, enabling it to continue to grow and improve, ensuring that all children receive the highest level of education and support to fulfil their potential.

Dr Conrad Coelho

I am a passionate Business Marketing Lecturer with more than a decade of international teaching experience, that includes Module Designing and Course Leadership. I completed my Ph.D. in the domain of Digital Marketing and my research straddles between social media advertisements, adoption of new digital technologies and contemporary issues in the online world.

At the University of Central Lancashire, I am the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing programme in the School of Business and enjoy teaching Digital Marketing and Business Management related modules on the MBA, MSc (Digital Marketing Communications) and Under-Graduate Business courses. I also volunteer as a Digital Marketing Consultant for a local NGO in Preston.

I always insist on pursuing hobbies along with studies and am glad to share I am a Ballroom and Latin dance enthusiast with a Licentiate teaching qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London.

I am very pleased to be appointed as the School Governor at Fulwood Academy and view this as an opportunity to apply my skills and make an important contribution to the strategic development of the school.