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  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 headteacher;
  •  exercise employer responsibility;
  •  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

 

 Uzma Ahmed

(Parent)

 

 

 

11/11/19-10/11/23

 

Udnan Ali

(Parent)

 

 

 

01/12/17- 30/11/21

 

Mahbuba Begum

(Parent)

 

 

 

23/11/20-22/11/24

 

Sian Bradley-Byrne

(Staff)

     

02/11/20-01/11/24

 

 

Maren Cervantes Lara

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety

 

 

05/07/21-04/07/25

 

Wendy Clarke

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety, Discipline & Dismissals

 

 

01/09/19-31/08/23

 

Lois Greenhalgh

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Discipline & Dismissals

 

 

01/09/19-31/08/23

 

 Pam Higgins (Jt Chair)

(LA)

 

Employed at Manchester Grammar School

 

 20/11/19-19/11/23

 

Lynne Lowe

(Co-opted)

Pay, Headteacher Performance Management

 

 

01/09/19-31/08/23

 

 Kerry Scott

(Parent)

 

 

 

11/11/19-10/11/23

 

Ray Smith

 

(Co-opted)

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

Director of Education Finance Consultancy

 

01/09/19-31/08/21

 

Angela Stansfield

(Co-opted)

Finance & Buildings

 

Chair of Governors at Rodney House Special School

01/09/19-31/08/23

 

Phil Webster

(Head)

Finance & Buildings, Health & Safety

 

 

Ongoing by virtue of role

 

Helen West

(Co-opted)

Curriculum, Health & Safety

 

 

01/09/19-31/08/23

 

Anne Zaidi

(Jt Chair)(Co-opted)

 

 

Employed at Heald Place

Husband (N Zaidi) is a consultant at Acacias CPS

 

30/11/20-29/11/24

 

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

06/07/20

15/07/20 (EGB)

12/10/20

30/11/20

29/03/21

17/05/21

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings