Governors

Governors work closely with the Principal, the Senior Leadership Team and staff to make certain that the Academy provides the very best education possible for every student. Governors also work closely with the Principal to develop and set the Academy's strategic vision and goals through the most effective use of available resources.

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…

Parent Governor

Become a Parent Governor The Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent is seeking candidates from parents and carers to stand for election onto the governing body of the academy. The term of office…

Parent Governor

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…

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 HR Director at the Co-op, based at Angel Square in Manchester, where I work with many of the head office teams including membership; marketing; finance; HR; IT and…

Brigitta Beckett

I have just recently joined the Academy’s Governing Body. All four of my children have and do attend the school. My interests and experiences that I can bring to the school…

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…

Laura Spindlove

I’m a senior associate at PwC, working as an auditor within the public sector risk assurance department. I have joined the Board and the Finance committee since 2015 to use…

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…

Daryl Tomlinson

I have worked at the Co-operative Academy for over two years, initially as a Learning Support Practitioner and now as part of the Operations and Facilities team. I have also…

Daryl Tomlinson

John Clarke (Retired Chair)

Chair of Governors (Retired) I’ve been a governor and member of the Finance and Operations Committee since 2012 and Chair of Governors since 2015. My career has been varied and…

John Clarke (Retired Chair)