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Our Governors

 

Each school within the Trust has its own local governing body which is made up of:

• two staff governors, one being the Head of Site
• two parent governors
• five co-opted governors

The local governing bodies meet at least three times a year with meetings being held every term.

The Trust has a formal risk management policy to assess business, strategic and educational risks and to implement risk management strategies. The process involves identifying the types of risk the Trust faces, scoring and
prioritising each risk in terms of its potential impact, assessing the likelihood of occurrence and identifying means of mitigating the risk. A risk register is maintained and reviewed by the Audit Committee on a regular basis.

There is one local governing body committee for each school within the Trust and each committee meets three times a year.

Each local governing body committee is responsible for:

  • ensuring that all young people within their school have access to a high quality education provision in line with the shared mission and vision
  • monitoring the implementation of their school’s annual Development Plan, ensuring that it is delivering against agreed strategic and local objectives and moving the school and the Trust as a whole towards achieving and sustaining a regulatory judgement of outstanding in all areas
  • ensuring that the academic and well-being needs of their young people are being met effectively through the design and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which, through the use of personalised, developmental support, helps to maximise each individual’s success and enjoyment
  • ensuring all young people are safeguarded
  • working towards the Trust’s collective published admission number (PAN) being full

The governors of our schools are listed below:

 

Hawthorns School Governing Body

Fiona Armstrong
Co – Chair of Governing Body
01/06/2019 – 01/06/2023
Elected by Parents

Rosario Sarno
Co – Chair of Governing Body
15/12/2017 – 14/12/2021
Appointed by LGB/Board

Susan Shaw
Local Governor
15/12/2017 – 14/12/2021
Elected by school staff

Pierre Coiffait
Local Governor
01/09/2018 – 01/09/2022
Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Ashley Butterworth
Local Governor
13/01/2021 – 13/01/2025
Elected by Parents

Patricia Conaghan
Local Governor
13//01/2021 – 13/01/2025
Appointed by LGB/Board

Leanne Doherty
Local Governor
20/07/21 – 20/07/25
Appointed by LGB/Board

 

Hollinwood Academy Governing Body

Mark Reynolds
Co-Opted
23/03/2016 – 8/12/2021      

Nicola Owen
Parent Governor
3/12/2015 – 8/12/2021

Rebecca Halkyard
Staff Governor
3/12/2015 – 8/12/2021

Robert Cockcroft
Parent Governor
3/12/2015 – 8/12/2021

Laura Millard
Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

 

New Bridge School Governing Body

Catherine Williams 
Chair
10/09/2014 – 31/08/2022

Gavin Lyons
Ex-officio by virtue of office as Executive Headteacher

Ken Stapleton
Local Governor
01/09/2014 – 31/08/2022
Appointed by LGB/ Board

Mohammad Basharat Anwar
Parent Governor
24/01/2019 – 23/01/2023

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons
Staff Governor
01/02/2019 – 31/01/2023

Joan Readyhough
Local Governor/ Vice Chair
12/12/2018 – 11/12/2022

 

 

Spring Brook Academy Governing Body

Margaret Ramsbottom 
Chair
11/12/2017 – 10/12/2021
Appointed by LBG/ Board

Valerie Shaw
11/12/2017 – 10/12/2021
Appointed by LBG/ Board

Joanne Baker Marsh
Parent Governor
19/10/2020 – 18/10/2024

Mel Rodgers & Toni Thomason
Ex-officio by virtue of office 
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Springboard Project Governing Body

Margaret Ramsbottom 
Chair
01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Appointed by LBG/ Board

Mike Pidlyskyj
Ex-officio by virtue of office 

John Daly
Staff Governor
01/09/2019 – 31/08/23

Anne Clark
01/09/2019 – 31/08/23
Appointed by LBG/ Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

New Bridge Multi Academy Trust
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
OL8 3PH

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 883 2401

info@newbridgegroup.org