Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising standards in schools. At our academy, governors include representatives of staff, parents, our sponsor The Co-op and other local organisations. To contact our governors please use the main academy contact details.

Trust Governance

Find out more about our Co-op Academies Trust governance, on our Trust website.

Find out more about the Governing Body here.

What does our Governing Body exist for? Our main reasons as to why we exist and our main purposes are: 1. To work closely with the Principal, the Senior Leadership…

Dave Robertson (Chair)

Chair of Governors I currently lead the Retail IT team for the Co-op business. Based at Angel Square in Manchester with many of our other support centre colleagues I have…

Steve Wynn Williams

Vice-Chair of Governors I am Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Achievement Committee.  I am also Vice Chair of Governors at Stoke on Trent Sixth form…

Shane Richardson

Full Name Shane Richardson Date Appointment 22 June 2020 Category of Governor Headteacher Appointed by Ex-officio Sub-committees (2020-2021) Finance and Operations Student Wellbeing and Community Achievement, Teaching and Learning Declarations…

Karl Lawton

I joined the Governing Body in October 2016 as a Local Authority Governor. I am the Governor Support Manager at the Local Authority and support all schools’ and academies’ Governing…

David Spall

I am a retired Staffordshire University lecturer who’s career spanned 40 years and ended lecturing to students studying Graphics and Ceramics including Computer Aided Design. I have served as an…

Andy Greenhough

I’m the Director of Employer Engagement at Stoke on Trent College and I’ve been a Governor at the Academy since May 2014.  I’ve lived in the north of the City…

Sue Tunmore

I’m a People Director at the Co-op, based at our Angel Square head office in Manchester.  I’m currently working on a programme to transform our Retail business and lead the…

Amjid Choudhary

I have been a Governor at the Academy since 2011. I am an accountant by trade and run my practice locally in Tunstall. I endeavour to bring my social and…

Alison Surtees

I am a new member of the Academy’s Governing body. My youngest child is currently in Year 7. My experience is working with primary children, aged 3 to 11 years…

Ian Jennings

After a career as an avionics engineer in the Royal Air Force, followed by a short career break to bring up 2 children, I embarked on a second career in…

Jayne Crowe

Full Name Jayne Crowe Date Appointment 23 October 2018 Category of Governor Sponsor Appointed by Employee of the Co-op appointed by the Sponsor Sub-committees (2020-2021)   Student Wellbeing and Community…

Dale Upton

I am an Information Security Specialist helping organisations become more secure and trusted with their data through the development of governance, risk and compliance capability and culture change. I have…

Dale Upton

Adrian Rowlely

Full Name Adrian Rowlely Date Appointment 09/03/2020 Category of Governor Sponsor Appointed by Co-op employee appointed by the sponsor Sub-committees (2020-2021) tbc Declarations of Interest Awaiting info Attendance at Local…

Alice Firth

Full Name Alice Firth Date Appointment 13 November 2020 Category of Governor Sponsor Appointed by An employee of the Co-op appointed by the sponsor Sub-committees (2020-2021) TBC Declarations of Interest…

Retired Governors

  Name Date Appointed Date Resigned Nick Lowry  01/05/2013  22/06/2020 Imaan Farooq 23/11/2019 19/09/2020 Daryl Tomlinson 31/10/2016 31/10/2020