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 Wyn 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 College.  My…

Shane Richardson

Full Name Shane Richardson Date Appointment 22 June 2020 Category of Governor Headteacher Appointed by Ex-officio Sub-committees (2020-2021) TBC Declarations of Interest Nothing to declare Attendance at Local Governing Body…

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 all my…

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) TBC Declarations of Interest Nothing…

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 Rowley

Full Name Adrian Rowley 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 Nothing to declare Attendance at…

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…

Louise Hartshorn

Full Name Louise Hartshorn Date Appointment 08/02/21 Category of Governor Parent Appointed by Parents Sub-committees TBC Declarations of Interest Nothing to declare Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings (2020-2021) 3/3…

Brodie Kingston

Full Name Brodie Kingston Date Appointment 24 May 2021 Category of Governor Parent Appointed by Appointed by election Sub-committees TBC Declarations of Interest TBC Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings…

Retired Governors

Name Date Appointed Date Resigned Imaan Farooq 23/11/2019 19/09/2020 Daryl Tomlinson 31/10/2016 31/10/2020 Alison Surtees 09/02/2017 08/02/2021 Amjid Choudhary 01/09/2018 17/05/2021