heather blissHeather Cunliffe is the Chair of Wixams Academy Local Advisory Body, a committee of Bedford College Academies Trust (BCAT) Board. Visit to find out more.

A former Bedford High School student, Heather now lives in Bromham with her two sons.

Self-employed, Heather devotes all her time to education in its various forms. She teaches GCSE Business Studies and Personal,Social and Health Education (PSHE) at key stage 4, as well as delivering apprenticeships at a council in Berkshire.

Heather has spent 12 years as a School Governor, of which two have been as Chair.

“As I also mark School Leaders' professional qualifications this means that I gain knowledge of various improvement initiatives in schools across the country from other middle and senior leaders, and I will be able to share my knowledge with Wixams.

“In my current Governor role in an outstanding school I am the link Governor for Able, Gifted and Talented (AGT), which is a particular interest of mine, and I would hope to bring some of that expertise to Wixams.”


View our Governance structure

Our Local Advisory Body Members:

Heather Cunliffe (Chair) - SEND

Alan Burgess (Vice-Chair) - Health & Safety, Student Progress

Emma Baker (Parent) - Safeguarding

Joe Canzano (Co-opted) - Pupil Premium

Darsh Chand (Co-opted) - Most Able

Angela Smith (Staff)

Paul Spyropoulos (Principal)

Lucy Tanner (Co-opted) - LAB Member Development

Members'  Declaration of Interest (March 2019)

Contact the Chair of Wixams Academy Local Advisory Body:
Heather Cunliffe
Chair of Governors
Wixams Academy
Green Lane

Tel: 01234 609950
Email: [email protected]