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Governance

Our governors are responsible for the management of the business of the academy, including adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the academies by the use of targets and budgets and senior staff appointments.
 

Trust Governance

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

Tracey Darley

Full Name

Tracey Darley

Date of appointment

1 September 2021

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Sponsor, Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee 

Declarations of Interest

6 September 2021 to present:

Niece is employed by Co-op Academy Failsworth

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

6/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Awaiting information

Catherine Brackenbury

Full Name

Catherine Brackenbury  

Date of appointment

4 April 2022

Term of office

N/A

Category of Governor

Ex-officio

Appointed by

By virtue of appointment as Headteacher 

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

8 March 2022 to present:

Husband employed by MCJ Joinery and Property Maintenance

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

6/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Awaiting information

Mel Woodcock

Full Name

Mel Woodcock

Date of appointment

1 November 2019

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

5/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Awaiting information

Richard Lupton

Full Name

Richard Lupton

Date of appointment

14 November 2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023-2024

Awaiting information

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2023-2024

1/1

Rowena Innes

Full Name

Rowena Innes

Date of appointment

6 July 2022

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

None

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

5/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Georgia Wallace

Full Name

Georgia Wallace

Date of appointment

16 January 2024

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittees 

None

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023-2024

Awaiting information

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2023-2024

N/A

Rachel Howarth

Full Name

Rachel Howarth

Date of appointment

16 January 2024

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittees 

None

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023-2024

Awaiting information

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2023-2024

N/A

Linda Walton

Full Name

Linda Walton

Date of appointment

24 March 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

None

Declarations of Interest

1 December 2021 to present:

Governor at Co-op Academy Beckfield

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

3/3

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Our Previous Governors

Chris Tomlinson

Full Name Chris Tomlinson
Date Appointment 05/05/2021
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by the Sponsor
Declarations of Interest None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings

2021-2022

2/2
Date of Resignation 22/07/2022

Alison Bray

Full Name Alison Bray
Date Appointment 19/11/2019
Category of Governor Staff
Appointed by Elected by staff
Declarations of Interest None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings

2022-2023

1/1
Date of Resignation 05/11/2023

Jack Sunderland

Full Name

Jack Sunderland

Date of appointment

23 February 2021

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

0/1

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Date of resignation

23 November 2022

Keela Walsh

Full Name

Keela Walsh

Date of appointment

8 September 2020

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Sponsor

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

1/1

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Date of resignation

24 November 2022

Nichole Cammish

Full Name Nichole Cammish
Date Appointment 15/04/2021
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Declarations of Interest None
Date of Resignation 17/03/2022

Rob Jennings

Full Name Rob Jennings
Date Appointment 30/06/2021
Category of Governor Community
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2020-2021: 1/1
Date of Resignation 06/07/2022

Steve Stafford

Full Name Steve Stafford
Date of Resignation 06/01/2022

Jo Pickles

Full Name

Jo Pickles

Date of appointment

6 November 2019

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

3/3

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Date of resignation

9 March 2023

Peter Bellwood

Full Name

Peter Bellwood

Date of appointment

10 March 2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

1/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Date of resignation

13 June 2023