Governors

The primary purpose of a governing body is to ensure the quality of education provision and to act as the accountable body for the school. The governing body has responsibility for ensuring the good conduct and high standards of educational achievement in the school.

The role of the governing body is to:

  •  set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school;
  •  monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities;
  •  recruit and performance manage the headteacher5;
  •  exercise employer responsibility6;
  •  ensure the school(s) meet its statutory responsibilities
  •  ensure financial probity;
  •  ensure the premises are well managed; and
  •  report to the school’s stakeholders.

 

Name and Governor type

Committee membership

Named business or Personal interest with school (spouse/ partner/relative)

Governor of any other educational establishment

Term of Office

 

(Parent)

 

 

 

22/01/16-21/01/20

 

Leslie Bell

(Co-opted)

Chair of GB

Finance & Buildings, Health & Safety, Pay, Headteacher Performance Management, Discipline & Dismissals

Partner employed at Acacias as a TA

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Sian Bradley-Byrne

(Staff)

     

01/02/16-31/01/20

 

Maren Cervantes Lara

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety

 

 

10/07/17-04/07/21

 

Wendy Clarke

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety, Discipline & Dismissals

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

John Commons

(LA)

Finance & Buildings, Discipline & Dismissals Appeals

 

 

11/10/12-18/5/16

Resigned

 

Lois Greenhalgh

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Discipline & Dismissals

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Natalie Harper

(Co-opted)

Vice Chair of GB

Curriculum, Pay, Finance & Buildings, Discipline & Dismissals Appeals

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Simon Jones

(Parent)

 Pay

 

 

22/01/16-21/01/20

 

Lynne Lowe

(Co-opted)

Pay, Headteacher Performance Management

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Aisha Saddique

(Parent)

 

 

 

22/01/16-21/01/20

 

Ray Smith

(Co-opted)

Finance & Buildings, Headteacher Performance Management, Discipline & Dismissals Appeals

Director of Education Finance Consultancy

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Angela Stansfield

(Co-opted)

Finance & Buildings

 

Chair of Governors at Rodney House Special School

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Heather Temple-Heald

(Co-opted)

Finance & Buildings, Headteacher Performance Management (reserve), Discipline & Dismissals Appeals

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

Resigned as of 10/01/17

 

Phil Webster

(Head)

Finance & Buildings, Health & Safety

 

 

Ongoing by virtue of role

 

Helen West

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety

 

 

01/09/15-31/08/19

 

Parent governors are appointed by the parents, LA governors by the LA, Co-opted governors by the governing body and staff governors by the staff with the exception of the headteacher who is appointed by virtue of their role.

If you would like to contact the governors then please email them on governors@acacias.manchester.sch.uk

 

Governors Minutes

Please click on the date to read the minutes of the meeting

16/5/16

10/10/16

21/11/16

30/01/17

27/03/17

Next meeting Monday 10th July 2017

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings 

 

 

 16/05/16  10/10/16 21/11/16  30/01/17   27/03/17  

Saquib Ahmed 

Appointed 22/01/16

Apol   Att  Apol  Att  Att  
Leslie Bell  Abs  Att  Att  Att  Att  

Sian Bradley-Byrne

Appointed 01/02/16

 Att  Att  Att  Att  Apol  

Maren Cervantes Lara

Appointed 05/07/13

 Att  Apol  Att  Att  Att  
Wendy Clarke  Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  

Lois Greenhalgh

Appointed 09/11/11

 Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  

Simon Jones

Appointed 22/01/16

 Att  Att  Att  Apol  Att  

Natalie Harper

Appointed 09/11/11

 Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  
Lynne Lowe  Att  Att  Apol  Att  Att  

Aisha Saddique

Appointed 22/01/16

 Att  Apol  Apol  Att  Abs  
Ray Smith  Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  
Angela Stansfield  Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  
Heather Temple-Heald Att   Att  Att  Apol  Att  
Phil Webster  Att  Att  Att  Att  Att  
Helen West  Att  Att  Att  Att  Att