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It is a privilege and an honour to serve as the Chair of Governors for Highfield Leadership Academy, an academy that has been near and dear to my heart for quite some time now. I, along with my fellow Governors, am committed to acting in the best interests of the Academy and its pupils by taking the necessary action to ensure our young people are provided with a superb quality of education and an enriching experience, where the aim is to educate the whole pupil and provide leadership opportunities that encourage intellectual and personal growth.

Our Academy’s vision is to nurture today’s young people and inspire tomorrow’s leaders, and it is the role of the Governing Body to ensure that it delivers on this pledge. Working with the Board of Trustees and the Central Team of Star Academies, we monitor the Academy’s performance in many key areas, ensuring that Highfield employs the best teachers, appoints the best leaders, and addresses and prioritises the individual needs of pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the operational aspects of the Academy, ensuring it makes sound decisions, fulfils its legal obligations, and puts into place the strategic systems that enable the Academy to flourish. We make sure that our pupils are safe, happy and well at Highfield, and hold the Academy to account for upholding its STAR values: Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect. Our team of Governors is hard-working and passionate about the Academy, and keen to form collaborative relationships with parents and the local community to ensure that Highfield prospers and its pupils benefit from a holistic curriculum that encompasses educational excellence, character development and services to communities.

Paul Fearnley

Chair of Governors