Birkenhead High School Academy


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BHSA is a state-funded academy for girls of all ability from the age of 3-19 years.  We are one of two academies within the family of Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) schools.  Our philosophy is to offer a distinctive educational experience to the young people in our school, within a broad, inclusive curriculum and a culture of high expectation.

It is the responsibility of the Principal and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to run the school day-to-day, but they are accountable to the Local Governing Body (LGB), of which I am Chair.  The LGB at BHSA plays a very active role in the school. We work with the Principal and SLT in ensuring that the objectives and philosophy of the school are met. Currently the LGB is made up of:

Governor                                 Responsibility

Kathy Anstey                              Chair

George Davies                            Deputy Chair

Alison Hastings                          Safeguarding Governor

Debra Johnson                          Higher Education Link

Peter Barlow                              Legal Governor

Lynne Kelly                                Support Staff Governor

Daniel Wakefield                      Teaching Staff Governor

Beccy McDowell                        Junior Parent Governor

Kate Holthofer                          Junior Parent Governor

Legal and financial responsibility for BHSA lies with the Academy Trust Board (ATB), some of whose members are GDST trustees.  The ATB itself meets four times a year and delegates some of its functions to the LGB.  I am also a member of the ATB and, as such, am intricately involved in the legal and financial issues that affect the day to day running of the school too.

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