• David Cain – Chairman of Governing Body (Co-opted Governor)
    David Cain 180 x 120 Appointed 27th October 2012.  David is Chairman of the Academy’s Governing body and has been associated with the Academy since 2006 and Chairman since 2009. He is actively involved in education and is also a Governor of the Bacup and Rossendale Grammar School  in Lancashire and was for 8 years Deputy Chairman of the Manchester College Group. David is a Senior Consultant Adviser to the Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and the Deputy Chairman of the MFT Charity Fundraising Board. He is Chairman of the Manchester Health Academy and Chairman of the Corridor Manchester Executive Team.David`s earlier career was as an NHS Chief Executive of a number of NHS Trusts in Manchester and Liverpool and currently he is Vice-Chairman of the National Executive Committee of Managers in Partnership (MiP) representing Senior NHS Managers, he serves on the National Executive Committee of the First Division Association of Civil Servants (FDA).  His interest in Charities extend to his role as Chairman of the  Pain Relief Foundation in Liverpool and as  a Board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charity ( Manchester) and also as Deputy Chairman of the Alex Group Care Home for Disabled Adults in Accrington., Lancashire.
  • Mags Bradbury – Deputy Chairman (Sponsor Governor)
    Mags Bradbury Appointed 11th September 2014. Mags has been a Governor at Manchester Health Academy since September 2014, she is a member Standards Committee and the link governor for Performance. Mags is the Associate Director for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Manchester University NHS Trust (MFT). Mags leads, for MFT, the work on equality, inclusion, widening participation and social value. She is also currently a Board Member of the Co-operative Academy Trust, an eight academy trust based in the North West.
    Prior to this role Mags worked for the Co-operative Group where she established the Co-operative Academies Trust. Mags was responsible for wide range of programmes including community and schools engagement, working with young people and membership diversity programme. During her time at the Co-operative Group, Mags was a member of the International Co-operative Alliance Gender committee and a board member of the Schools Co-operative Society.
    Mags has worked in both the private and public sector roles before joining the Co-operative Group, she has a Master’s degree in International studies from the University of Leeds. Mags is passionate advocate for social justice and social mobility, believing that education can change communities as well as lives.
  • Samantha Simpson – Co-opted Governor
    Sam Simpson 180 x 120 Appointed 30th September 2013. Samantha Simpson joined the NHS 20 years ago as a trainee on the North West Financial Management Training Scheme and has a broad range of experience across mental health, acute and community providers as well as commissioning and the strategic health authority (Greater Manchester and the North West).Sam was previously Director of Operational Finance at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust for three years and immediately prior to that was Associate Director of Finance at NHS North West. Sam also has experience of working within other public sector bodies, including Local Authority, University and two years at Greater Manchester Police where she was the finance lead for the Commonwealth Games.
  • Hannah Lowry – Co-opted Governor
    Hannah Lowry 180 x 120 Hannah joined the board of governors at Manchester Health Academy in 2018. Hannah has worked in the healthcare sector for over 18 years, with a career covering the NHS, the not for profit sector and now at Bupa, where she works in the commissioning (purchasing) of healthcare services. Hannah has a long standing interest in education having taught English in India and having previously worked as a volunteer class room assistant in a secondary school in Liverpool. She believes deeply in the value of education and has completed a Masters degree in Healthcare Management and an MBA, which she completed part time whilst working. Outside of work Hannah enjoys keeping healthy through sport by leading a social touch rugby group.
  • Steven Oakes – Co-opted Governor
    Ste Oakes 180 x 120 Steve Oakes has 17 years’ experience teaching both GCSE and post-16 students, as a classroom teacher, head of department, heads of year and in leadership posts. Steve’s last post was  assistant director of sixth form at The Blue Coat School – a twice Ofsted-outstanding comprehensive sixth form where student progress is among the top 10 per cent in the country. He has spent much his time there teaching A levels, supporting KS5 learners with difficulties and building and testing tools for character development. Over the last five years Steve has worked with more than sixty schools and colleges to develop effective character education systems. He is the co-authors of The A Level Mindset, which proposes the VESPA system for character education (Crown House, 2016) and The GCSE Mindset (Crown House, 2017.) Steve is also the Associate Director of Education at AQR International where he leads the work on mental toughness.
  • Mr Kevin Green - Principal
    Kevin Green 120 x 180 Mr Green originally began his career in engineering, completing a four year apprenticeship and working for the Ministry of Defence. He subsequently set up a sub-contract engineering company with a colleague, before selling the business to embark on a new career in teaching. Mr Green’s teaching career spans twenty years, working in five schools, three of them being deemed ‘outstanding’ providers. He has progressed from being a teacher of Design Technology, through to Curriculum Leader for this subject before moving into senior leadership. He was an Assistant Principal responsible for Key Stage 4 for five years before moving to Manchester Health Academy as Vice Principal four years ago.
  • Mr Andrew Ross - Associate Governor
  • Mr Paul Trainor – Associate Governor
    Paul Trainor 120 x 180Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with BA (Hons) Secondary Education in Physical Education, Mr Trainor began his career as a PE teacher at a school in East Lancashire. Since beginning teaching in 1998, he has worked in 5 successful schools, albeit in vastly different contexts, holding senior leadership posts in 3 schools as Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, before becoming Vice Principal at Manchester Health Academy.As well as his role in schools, Mr Trainor has also worked as a consultant, supporting schools across the UK to develop high quality teaching, learning and pastoral care. This has allowed him to work with over 100 different schools over 3 years building up a wide range of experience and ideas to use in his work at the academy. Mr Trainor joined Manchester Health Academy in September 2017, and is responsible for leading the behaviour and ethos areas of the academy. He is very keen to ensure that the young people at academy develop the necessary mindset, skills and attitudes to learning to be successful throughout the time at the academy, but in also what they choose to do in the future.
  • Tom Christie – Co-opted Governor
    A Solicitor at Slater Heelis LLP Legal Services, Tom qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. Prior to qualification Tom completed the Bar Vocational Course (now BPTC) attaining a Very Competent, being called to the Bar as a member of Inner Temple in 2009. Joining Slater Heelis as a trainee in 2012, Tom spent several months working within the Residential Conveyancing team before joining the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team. Prior to joining Slater Heelis Tom worked at a firm specialising solely in the niche area of Costs Law. Tom has carried this knowledge and his interest in Costs Law through to his present role at Slater Heelis.Tom was appointed as governor for Manchester Health Academy on 7th July 2016.
  • Ms Geraldine Thompson – Co-opted Governor
    • Ms Helen Bott – Parent Governor
      • Mr Gregory Mape – Parent Governor
      • Mr Stewart Brown – Staff Governor

Governor Attendance Meetings

The number of meetings possible is the total of  those of the full governing body added to committees. Some governors belong to more than one committee.

The full governing body meets 4 times per year formally with two additional governor seminars for training and development purposes.  The standards committee meets 5 times per year.  The finance and audit committee meet 4 times per year with pay and staffing meeting 2 times.

Attendance at Governors Meetings for the academic year September 2018 to 31st August 2019

Date Full Governing Body Finance and Audit Standards Performance and Pay
Committee Total Total Total Total Total Out of
Total 3 2 3 1 8 16
Andrew Ross  1 1 1 0 3
David Cain  1 0 3 0 4
Geraldine Thompson  1 0 2 0 3
Hannah Lowry  1 0 0 0 1
Kevin Green  1 1 3 0 5
Mags Bradbury  1 1 3 0 5
Margot Johnson  1 0 0 0 1
Paul Trainor  1 0 1 0 2
Sam Simpson  1 1 0 0 2
Sara Todd  1 0 0 0 2
Steven Oakes 0 2 0 2
Tom Christie  1 1 0 0 2
Gregory Mape  1  1  2
Helen Bott  1 1
Stewart Brown  1  1

Attendance at Governors Meetings for the academic year September 2017 to 31st August 2018

Committee Full Governing Body Finance and Audit Committee Pay and Staffing Committee Curriculum and Standards Committee Total Attended Out of
Governor Out of 4 Out of 4 Out of 2 Out of 6
David Cain  4 3  2  6 15 16
Kevin Green  4 4  2  6 16 16
Mel Marshall  3  5  9  10
Sara Todd  4 2 6 7
Mags Bradbury  4  1  5  10  11
Lorna Doyle  4  4  4
Tom McDonald  2 2  3 7 8
Jez Green  2  2  4
Margot Johnson  2  2  4
Tom Christie  3 3 6 7
Mary Powell  2  1  2  5  6
Samantha Simpson  3 4 7 7
Paul Trainor  4  6  10  10
Louise Staunton  4 3  2 9 9
Hannah Lowry 2 2 2
Steven Oakes 0  1 2 3

Manchester Health Academy
"Academy leaders, including governors, are accurate in their evaluation of the academy’s strengths and areas for development. They have successfully generated a culture of high expectations, aspiration, inclusion and care that applies to all who attend the academy." Ofsted 2015