Governing Body

The MCMA Governing body plays a critical role in providing support and effective challenge to school leadership. By doing this the governing body is able to play a critical role in the improvement of the Academy. The Governing body of the Academy meets half-termly, however, in between these meetings, sub-committees also meet which focus on other areas of school life.
Our Governors bring different areas of expertise to the academy and are all passionate about the success of the academy and work to secure the academy’s vision of excellence and high aspirations in order that all our pupils can achieve excellence in all they do and can go on to lead happy and successful lives.
 
 
Our Governance:
 
 
STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNING BODY INCLUDING ATTENDANCE RECORD

Mark Robinson-Field, Chair of Governors

1 Angel Square, Manchester.  M60 0AG.
Category of Governor:   Sponsor
Date of appointment:    01.09.2017
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  None to declare.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 4/4
 
Helen Carroll
Vice Chair
Category of Governor:   Sponsor
Date of appointment:    21.06.2016
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  None declared
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017:  3/4
 
Karen Duffy
Category of Governor:   Partner
Date of appointment:    01.03.2016
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Governing Body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Vice Chair of British Psychological Society.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 1/4
 
Caroline Everson
Category of Governor:   LA
Date of appointment:    08.03.2016
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Local Authority 
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  LA appointed school governor and a member of AGCAS
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 3/4
 
Hayat Guillard
Category of Governor:   Staff
Date of appointment:    31.10.2016
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Election
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  None declared
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 3/3
 
Rebecca Smith
Category of Governor:   Principal
Date of appointment:    N/A
Term of office:  N/A
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  N/A
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  
Chester Zoo Curriculum Advisory Panel.  
Membership of ASCL.  
Teaching Leaders - Facilitator. 
Ofqual Expert - Curriculum.
Teach First - Headteacher Panel (NW).
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 4/4
 
Owain Whittaker
Category of Governor:   Sponsor
Date of appointment:    01.03.2016
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  None to declare.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 3/4
 
Hannah Priest
Category of Governor:   Co-opted
Date of appointment:    06.09.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  Elected member of Manchester City Council and employee of MMU.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: N/A
 
Jan Gough
Category of Governor:   Co-opted
Date of appointment:    06.09.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  Headteacher at Broadhurst Primary School.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: N/A
 
Susan James
Category of Governor:   Co-opted
Date of appointment:    12.09.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  Governor at Norris Bank Primary School and member of the senior management team at The Manchester Grammar School.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: N/A
 
Michael Harmson
Category of Governor:   Parent
Date of appointment:    14.03.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Election
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  None to declare
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: 1/2
 
John Griffiths
Category of Governor:   Parent
Date of appointment:    01.09.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Date of resignation:  N/A
Appointed by:  Election
Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Seconded to Manchester City Council and member of the Labour Party
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017: N/A
 
 
 
 
Former Members

Simon Wetherell

Category of Governor:   Sponsor / Chair      
Date of appointment:    09.03.2016
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  29.08.2017
Appointed by:  Co-operative Group / Trust Board
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  Employee of the Co-operative Group
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017:  3/4
 
Geraldine Aston
Category of Governor:   Staff
Date of appointment:    28.11.2013
Term of office:  4 years
Date of resignation:  26.09.2017
Appointed by:  Election
Relevant business and pecuniary interests:  Awaiting information.
Attendance records at the local governing body meetings over the last academic year 2016/2017:  3/4