Our Chair of Governors, Mr. Matthew Cliffe can be contacted via the Academy.


Mr Sheldon Janitor

Mr. Matthew Cliffe – Chair of Governors

Matthew was invited by the Trust to join the Local Governing Committee as a ‘co-opted’ member in March 2019 and was keen to volunteer to support the schools, and was honoured to asked to become Chair of the committee in July 2022 when the previous Chair retired.  Since joining Weston Federation Matthew has also become a Parent Governor at another Trust school Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy, and a Trustee of our Trust, St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust, which enables him to bring wider experience and perspective to the role.  Matthew lives in Longton, is married with two primary-age children and three dogs.  Professionally Matthew is a tax specialist working in the Civil Service based in Birmingham.  Matthew is looking forward to supporting and challenging the school leadership to continue providing excellent education and experience for the pupils and community.


Mrs Julie Birchall – Principal of Weston Infant and Junior Academies

Mrs Birchall joined Weston Infant Academy in 2002 as a newly-qualified teacher and spent many enjoyable years working as a class teacher in Key-stage 1 and in the EYFS.  She moved into leadership roles within the school and was later appointed as the Head of School, working closely with Weston Junior Academy when the two schools became federated as The Weston Federation.  She is now proud to be the Principal of Weston Infant and Junior Academies and continues to be very passionate about achieving best outcomes for all pupils; working in partnership with St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust, the Local Governing Committee, parents and the community.

Mrs Kathleen Campbell - Staff governor

Mrs Amy Bloor - Parent governor

Mrs Sarah Camacho - Trust appointed governor

Ms. Katie Marson - Trust appointed governor

Mr John Collier - Trust Representative