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School Governors


What do the school governors do?

Governors work with the senior leaders in the strategic development of the school.

They attend regular governor meetings and carry out school visits, both formal and fun.

They work as a team, alongside the Headteacher, to make collective decisions.


Below is the current list of Matchborough First School Academy governors, along with their role within the governors and their subject or area of responsibility within school.


To find out more about your school governors also see regular articles in the newsletter and the governor's display/notice board in the reception area in the main school.

Our Governors

Our chair of Governors is Juliet Brunner and she can be contacted at:


Matchborough First School Academy,

Matchborough Way,


B98 0GD

Juliet Brunner Chair of Governors

Declaration of Interests of Governors at Matchborough First School Academy 2022/2023

Find out more about our Governors



Juliet Brunner.


Juliet a retired Nurse, has lived in Matchborough for over 30 years, during that time she has served as a Governor, in 6 local schools.

Juliet also has held elected office and has represented Matchborough as a Local and County Councillor. In 2018 she was elected Mayor of Redditch.

A Mum of 3, and a Nana of 3, Juliet is passionate about education and has been a member of F40 the Education Funding lobby group for 20 years.

When not undertaking civic duties, Juliet spends time looking after her Grandchildren, crocheting, baking cakes and going on the odd cruise.


Angela Heighway


A retired Civil Servant, Angela has a wealth of experience in Risk Management and Community Safety.

She has lived in Redditch for over 30 years and has 2 children and 6 Grandchildren.

Angela has a special interest in SEN, having a Grandchild with special needs. She is passionate advocate for ensuring children are able to access education.

When not undertaking Governor duties Angela can be found walking her cockapoo dog Ellie or volunteering as a community gardener. 

She enjoys looking after her Grandchildren and the odd shopping trip with her daughters.


Anita Hazeldene 
Her career has been in Housing Management both in Local Government and Housing Association. In the later part of her career, prior to retirement, she worked as Relationship Manager dealing with New Developments across the Midlands region, working with intergrating new communities into existing communities.
Hilary Porter
A retired local government officer with over 20 years experience in Human Resources as well as 12 years as office manager in a secondary school.  She has previously served on the governing bodies of two schools for children with special educational needs and is currently on the board of trustees of an inner city Nursery.









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