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 Academy Governing Council here.

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

Helen Oakley (Chair)

Chair of Governors Having joined the Co-op Group in August 2020, I currently work as Financial Controller of Nisa, the Co-op’s Wholesale business. After completing a Modern Language degree, I…

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…

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…

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…

Tom Hutchinson

Full Name Tom Hutchinson Date Appointment 27/01/2022 Category of Governor Community Appointed by Appointed by Governing Body Sub-committees (2020-2021) TBC Declarations of Interest TBC Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings…

James Eagney

Full Name James Eagney Date Appointment 21.06.2022 Category of Governor Community Appointed by Academy Governing Council Sub-committees (2020-2021) TBC Declarations of Interest TBC Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings (2020-2021)…

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 Louise Hartshorn 08/02/2021 11/10/2021 Steve Wyn-Williams 01/09/2018 02/12/2021 Brodie…