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The registered office of the Chairperson of the Local Governing Body is:

Manchester Academy
Moss Lane East
Moss Side
M14 4PX

Together, the Local Governing Body aims to:

  • Secure the highest possible standards of achievement.
  • Deliver a broad and innovative curriculum relevant to today’s students, whatever their educational needs.
  • Provide state of the art facilities.
  • Be at the heart of the community, sharing our facilities with other schools and the wider community.
List of Governors  Role 
Ms Margaret Woodhouse Chair of Governors
Fr Simon Killwick Vice Chair of Governors
Dr Walid Omara SEN and Safeguarding Governor 
Mr John Townson  Project Board Governor
Mr Matthew Hurst Teaching Staff Governor
Ms Lisa Mason Support Staff Governor
Mr Alistair Cox Community Governor
Mr Hassan Hassan
Community Governor 
Mr Sukhbir Singh Community Governor 
Role  Title   Forename  Surname Date of appointment Date term of office ends/ended   Appointing body  Business Interests  
Chair of Local Governing Body Ms  Margaret  Woodhouse  Apr-15 2018 Appointed by GB/board Member of Governing Body: St Edmund's RC Catholic Primary School, Salford since October 2014; 
Member and Trustee of the Rowan Learning Trust since July 2015;
Chair: Greater Manchester Learning Partnership since September 2015;
Chair: Interim Executive Board,St Augustine's CE Primary School Salford since November 2016
Local Governor Revd  Simon  Killwick  Jul-03 2018
Appointed by GB/board N/A

Local Governor Mr
Cox  Jul-03 2018
Appointed by GB/board
Member on the board at the Powerhouse, Moss Side and a governor on the Pupil Referral Unit 
Local Governor Mr
Townson  Jul-03 2018
Appointed by GB/board Owner of Townson Associates LLP 

Local Governor Mr 
Singh Oct-03 2018
Appointed by GB/board N/A
Local Governor  Dr
Omara  Dec-14 2018
Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates  Governor at St John Primary School, The Birches School and at Melland High School. Also a member of the executive committee of Manchester Governor Association (MGA) 

Teaching governor
Mr Matt Hurst Mar-18 Mar - 21 Elected by school staff N/A
Local Governor  Mrs
Mason Feb-16 Feb-19 Elected by school staff N/A

Local Governor  Mr
 Hassan Hassan Apr-16 Feb-19 Appointed by GB/board N/A

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Manchester Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in the Scheme of Delegation (Appendix 4 to United Learning LGB Members Handbook), which can be seen on the United Learning website.

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