Meet our governors

The academy is part of The Co-operative Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust. Please visit the Trust website to find out about the Board of Directors and also to view the Trust's Annual Report, Policies and Financial Statements. 

The Trust and its academies operate within an established Scheme of Delegation detailing those matters that are reserved for the Board and delegated to governors and Principal. 

Decisions reserved for the Trust Board include providing strategic direction to the Trust, ensuring financial viability, establishing an Audit Committee and compliance with Department for Education requirements.

The governors at each academy are responsible for the management of the business of the academy including adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the academies by the use of targets and budgets and senior staff appointments. 

The governing body consists of 6 to 15 members, of which between 2 to 5 governors are appointed by the sponsor. In addition, the local governing body includes 2 staff governors, 2 parent governors and the Principal. Up to two further governors can be drawn from formal partners and up to one from the local authority. 

Governors, can be contacted through the academy on telephone number 0161 795 3005 or by emailing .

Find out about each of our governors below, or download the key details document.

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Bridget Groarke, Chair of Governors

   
Category of Governor Sponsor / Chair
   
Date of appointment 01/01/2015
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group / Trust Board
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Govenor at Davyhulme Primary School.

Non Executive Director New Charter Group.

Commercial Compass Ltd.

   
Attendance record 2015-2016 4/4
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Andrew Ablett

   
Category of Governor Parent
   
Date of appointment 01/10/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Election
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Son attends 6th Form at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester 
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 4/4
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Elizabeth Atkinson

   
Category of Governor Staff
   
Date of appointment 01/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Election
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None to declare
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 3/4
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Russell Brady

   
Category of Governor Sponsor
   
Date of appointment 23/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Employed by the Co-operative Group.
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 2/4
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Steve Brice, Academy Principal

   
Category of Governor

Principal - Ex-officio Staff governor

   
Date of appointment 01/04/2014
   
Term of office Ongoing whilst in post as Principal
   
Date of Resignation N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group / Trust Board
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Board member of The Co-operative Academies Trust


Govenor at North Manchester Federation of Schools

Director of North Manchester Partnership of Schools

Spouse is a member of staff at the academy.

Daughter is a student at the academy.

   
Attendance record 2015-2016 4/4
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Richard Chew

   
Category of Governor Sponsor
   
Date of appointment 07/07/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Employed by the Co-operative Group.
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 1/1
 
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Geoff Clarke

   
Category of Governor Co-opted
   
Date of appointment 01/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Governing Body
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Governor & Chair parochial CE Primary School. Member audit committee  for The Co-operative College
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 3/4
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Nassali Douglas

   
Category of Governor Sponsor
   
Date of appointment 22/09/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Employed by the Co-operative Group.
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 n/a
 
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Tom Hardcastle

   
Category of Governor Sponsor
   
Date of appointment 22/09/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Co-operative Group
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Chair of Ethics Board for Ninety CIC, a Digital Tramsformation Consultancy Social Enterprise.

Member of St.Andrews PCC.

Sibling is Head of Drama at the Priory, Penwortham, Preston.

Employed by the Co-operative Group.

   
Attendance record 2015-2016 n/a
 
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Greig Lees

   
Category of Governor Partnership
   
Date of appointment 01/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Governing Body
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Independent Board Member at Gold Gates Housing Trust,

Non-Executive Director at Yes CIC,

Employed by Northwards Housing Ltd owned by MCC

   
Attendance record 2015-2016 2/4
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Louise Quinn

   
Category of Governor Partnership
   
Date of appointment 15/03/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Governing Body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests  
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 2/2
 
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Hilary Stringer

   
Category of Governor Parent
   
Date of appointment 07/07/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Election
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None to declare
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 1/1
 
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Hazel Summers

   
Category of Governor Local Authority
   
Date of appointment 15/03/2016
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  N/A
   
Appointed by Governing Body
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None to declare
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 1/2
 
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Former members

Christina Snowden

   
Category of Governor Staff
   
Date of appointment 01/11/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  30/01/2017
   
Appointed by Election
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Teacher at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 3/4
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Sharon Kemp

   
Category of Governor LA
   
Date of appointment 01/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  16/12/2015
   
Appointed by Local Authority
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Director of One Education, Director of YCWB/Castlefield Hotel, Strategic Director MCC, Associaition of Local Authority Chief Executives
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 2/2
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David Patterson

   
Category of Governor Co-opted
   
Date of appointment 01/09/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  23/02/2016
   
Appointed by Governing Body
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Trustee Open Awards.

National Assoiation of Head Teachers

   
Attendance record 2015-2016 1/2
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Michael Robinson

   
Category of Governor Parent
   
Date of appointment 01/11/2014
   
Term of office 4 Years
   
Date of Resignation  29/04/2016
   
Appointed by Election
   
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None to declare
   
Attendance record 2015-2016 2/3
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