Governance & Trust Board

Trust Board

  • David Cain – Chairman of Academy Trust
    David Cain 120 x 180 David Cain is Chairman of the Academy Trust and 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 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the Deputy Chairman of the CMFT 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.
  • Mary Powell – Deputy Chairman of Academy Trust
    Mary Powell 180 x 120 NEW Mary is a former secondary school Headteacher, School Improvement Partner and National College Consultant.  She has worked in a number of Local Authorities in the Northwest and has wide experience of raising standards in schools.  At Manchester Health Academy she is Deputy Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Standards Committee which scrutinises pupil progress and standards of teaching. Mary is an experienced governor and is recognised as a Manchester Leader of Governance, which involves supporting governing bodies across the city upon request.  She is a governor at another Manchester secondary school and is temporarily Chair of an Interim Executive Board (IEB) in another Local Authority, where she is also chairing a group of headteachers and Local Authority personnel in revising their Fair Access procedures and alternative provision.
  • Sara Todd – Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council
    ??????????????????????????????? Sara is Deputy Chief Executive at Manchester City Council and is a Planner by trade. She was born in Gorton, educated at Manchester High School for Girls and Loreto Sixth Form College before going on to secure a BA (Hons) in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning at the University of Manchester.Her current role involves leading services in the Growth and Neighbourhoods directorate of the Council which play a key role in delivering the Manchester Strategy with a focus on delivering jobs and growth, creating places where people want to live and helping Manchester people access those jobs.Sara is a Director of a number of organisations – the Corridor Manchester Company, One Manchester Housing Group and CityCo Manchester – and is a Trustee of the City in the Community Foundation as well as being a School Governor at the Manchester Health Academy. She has previously worked in three other Greater Manchester local authorities – Bolton, Oldham and Tameside – in a variety of planning, economic development and regeneration roles over the last 25 years. She is a season ticket holder with her mum at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Margot Johnson – Governor
    margot johnson web Margot has been a governor at Manchester Health Academy since 2013, providing particular support for legal and Human Resource-related matters.  Margot has worked in the National Health Service for more than 30 years, primarily within Human Resources. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and is a firm advocate of world class professional learning, a central focus of the Academy’s work. She holds a Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management and is a qualified coach.

    Margot first started work in Finance and has worked across all sectors of the NHS but mostly in the Acute hospital environment. During her career she has worked in numerous HR roles and has also specialised in Workforce Planning, Organisational Development and Staffing and as part of a team responsible for developing a privately financed NHS hospital, from its initial business case through to opening the building.

    Margot has also spent time working in general management and as part of a multiagency inquiry team, working alongside the police, Social Services and Education.  She has been an HR Director in a teaching hospital for 10 years, and moved to Central Manchester to take up the position of Director of Human and Corporate Services for the entire trust of 7 hospitals. In addition to HR Margot’s role covers legal services, communications and corporate governance.

  • Jo Somerset – Governor
    Jo Somerset Jo Somerset is a director of Manchester-based cycle training company BikeRight! and a former non-executive director of Central Manchester Hospitals Trust. With her business and public sector track record, Jo’s primary contribution to the Board of Governors is in ensuring that it is effective as an organisation with a vision for excellent achievement by students. She is determined to see the Academy’s excellence reflected in teaching, leadership, collaboration with other agencies and relationships with the wider community in Wythenshawe.Jo’s working experience encompasses the public, private and charity sectors. Under her joint leadership BikeRight! has become the leading UK company in its sector, winning three women in business /business growth awards in 2009 and 2014, and being part of the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme. She chairs the company’s Management and Executive Teams. In this capacity, she has steered the company to achieve the Investors in People award, introduced performance management and led the development of a robust systems management framework.Previously she won a British Diversity Award on behalf of Manchester City Council in 1998, and is the holder of the Prince’s Trust Quality Award (2000).Having brought up five children, Jo is passionate about students achieving their potential, both academically and as a ‘whole person’. Her particular interest at the academy is with the Global faculty. Jo’s appetite for lifelong learning has led her to undertake a part-time higher education history course at Birkbeck College in London in 2015-16. As a keen cyclist and ride leader, she has taken part in a number of triathlons and 100-mile cycling sportives. In 2012 she led a Team Glow women’s charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
  • Damian Owen – Principal
    Damian Owen 120 x 180 Mr Owen has over 25 years’ experience of teaching and leadership in a range of settings, working in some of the most deprived areas of the country to turn around the performance of failing schools, as well as moving Good schools to Outstanding status. He came to Manchester Health Academy in September 2013 and has been instrumental in leading its development to a Good judgement by Ofsted within eighteen months of his arrival. He continues to develop the quality of teaching and learning and works with a number of other schools in sharing excellent practice. He is also a member of the Ofsted Focus Group for schools in challenging circumstances, developing the ways in which schools are inspected. Mr Owen is a keen sportsman and has found the perfect role at the Health Academy, where the focus on the mental and physical wellbeing of children is at the heart of everything the Academy does.
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Governors

  • David Cain – Chairman of Governors
    David Cain 120 x 180 Appointed 27th October 2012. David`s career spans over 40 years in the NHS and he brings his experience as a former Chief Executive of a number of NHS Hospitals in the North West to the Governing Body.
    David has been involved since the Academy was started in 2009 and was instrumental in the design of the Academy and the recruitment of the Executive Leadership Team.
    David is currently Deputy Chairman of the Manchester College Group and Deputy Chairman of the Central Manchester Foundation Trust Charitable Funds Committee. David is also the Deputy Chairman of the Pain Relief Foundation, a Trustee of Alex Group Care Home, Director of the Corridor Manchester Company, Governor at Bacup and Rossendale Grammar School and owns David Cain Consultancy.
    David’s focus as a Governor is supporting the Principal and the Academy Staff to ensure the best possible experience and outcomes for Academy students.
  • Mary Powell – Deputy Chairman/Community Governor
    Mary Powell 180 x 120 NEW Appointed 12th February 2014.Mary is a former secondary school Headteacher, School Improvement Partner and National College Consultant.  She has worked in a number of Local Authorities in the Northwest and has wide experience of raising standards in schools.  At Manchester Health Academy she is Deputy Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Standards Committee which scrutinises pupil progress and standards of teaching. Mary is an experienced governor and is recognised as a Manchester Leader of Governance, which involves supporting governing bodies across the city upon request.  She is a governor at another Manchester secondary school and is temporarily Chair of an Interim Executive Board (IEB) in another Local Authority, where she is also chairing a group of headteachers and Local Authority personnel in revising their Fair Access procedures and alternative provision.
  • Margot Johnson – Governor
    margot johnson web Appointed 30th September 2013. Margot has been a governor at Manchester Health Academy since 2013, providing particular support for legal and Human Resource-related matters.  Margot has worked in the National Health Service for more than 30 years, primarily within Human Resources. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and is a firm advocate of world class professional learning, a central focus of the Academy’s work. She holds a Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management and is a qualified coach.

    Margot First started work in Finance and has worked across all sectors of the NHS but mostly in the Acute hospital environment. During her career she has worked in numerous HR roles and has also specialised in Workforce Planning, Organisational Development and Staffing and as part of a team responsible for developing a privately financed NHS hospital, from its initial business case through to opening the building.

    Margot has also spent time working in general management and as part of a multiagency inquiry team, working alongside the police, Social Services and Education.  She has been an HR Director in a teaching hospital for 10 years, and moved to Central Manchester to take up the position of Director of Human and Corporate Services for the entire trust of 7 hospitals. In addition to HR Margot’s role covers legal services, communications and corporate governance.

  • Sara Todd – Governor
    ??????????????????????????????? Appointed 19th October 2015. Sara is Deputy Chief Executive at Manchester City Council and is a Planner by trade. She was born in Gorton, educated at Manchester High School for Girls and Loreto Sixth Form College before going on to secure a BA (Hons) in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning at the University of Manchester.Her current role involves leading services in the Growth and Neighbourhoods directorate of the Council which play a key role in delivering the Manchester Strategy with a focus on delivering jobs and growth, creating places where people want to live and helping Manchester people access those jobs.Sara is a Director of a number of organisations – the Corridor Manchester Company, One Manchester Housing Group and CityCo Manchester – and is a Trustee of the City in the Community Foundation as well as being a School Governor at the Manchester Health Academy. She has previously worked in three other Greater Manchester local authorities – Bolton, Oldham and Tameside – in a variety of planning, economic development and regeneration roles over the last 25 years. She is a season ticket holder with her mum at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Tom McDonald - Governor
    ??????????????????????????????? Appointed 11th February 2015. Tom has extensive experience of working at a senior management level in local authorities in children and adults social care and as a director in the NHS. He has particular experience of commissioning integrated health and social care services, change management and developing partnerships between statutory agencies, private and third sector organisations.
    He also led a Department of Health national efficiency programme, working with NHS organisations and local authorities to develop integrated, community-based services to avoid more costly interventions and to achieve better outcomes for older people, following a crisis.
    He has had more recent experience as a self-employed consultant, working with local authorities and the NHS, primarily to review and achieve more integrated services.
    He was a co-founder and former chair of a charity to support local authority and health staff to work effectively with children who sexually abuse other children. He has also been chair of a governing body of a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and also serves as a school governor with another high school in Manchester.
  • Mags Bradbury – 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 Central Manchester University Hospital Trust (CMFT). Mags leads, for CMFT, 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 – 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 Central Manchester University Hospitals 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.
  • Jo Somerset – Community Governor
    Jo Somerset Appointed 23rd September 2013.Jo Somerset is a director of Manchester-based cycle training company BikeRight! and a former non-executive director of Central Manchester Hospitals Trust. With her business and public sector track record, Jo’s primary contribution to the Board of Governors is in ensuring that it is effective as an organisation with a vision for excellent achievement by students. She is determined to see the Academy’s excellence reflected in teaching, leadership, collaboration with other agencies and relationships with the wider community in Wythenshawe.Jo’s working experience encompasses the public, private and charity sectors. Under her joint leadership BikeRight! has become the leading UK company in its sector, winning three women in business /business growth awards in 2009 and 2014, and being part of the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme. She chairs the company’s Management and Executive Teams. In this capacity, she has steered the company to achieve the Investors in People award, introduced performance management and led the development of a robust systems management framework.Previously she won a British Diversity Award on behalf of Manchester City Council in 1998, and is the holder of the Prince’s Trust Quality Award (2000).Having brought up five children, Jo is passionate about students achieving their potential, both academically and as a ‘whole person’. Her particular interest at the academy is with the Global faculty. Jo’s appetite for lifelong learning has led her to undertake a part-time higher education history course at Birkbeck College in London in 2015-16. As a keen cyclist and ride leader, she has taken part in a number of triathlons and 100-mile cycling sportives. In 2012 she led a Team Glow women’s charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
  • Melanie Marshall – Parent Governor
    Appointed 26th November 2014. Melanie is a parent governor at Manchester Health Academy. She has had three children attend the Academy, Sam the eldest left in June 2015 and is at 6th form college in Manchester. The girls, Lucy and Holly, are in years 8 and 10. She works at one of the local partnership primary schools as a teaching assistant in a role involving supporting both Year 3 classes and covering PPA time and teacher absence, both planned and unplanned. Melanie also run a ‘kiwi’ club with another TA, this gives a small group of children an opportunity to experience trips in and around the local area, it helps the participating children to learn everyday life skills such as budgeting, planning and paying for items etc. This programme has seen huge success in raising self-esteem and confidence as well as having a positive impact on results. Melanie has been in her current post for 9 years and during that time she has developed an excellent understanding of primary education.Melanie decided to stand as a parent governor as she passionately believes in the academy education and what it can offer to every child who attends, there are endless opportunities for all children should they choose to take them up. She has recently become involved in the newly formed ‘parent focus’ group and is looking forward to seeing this expand over the coming months – it is crucial for parents and carers to have a voice and a chance to participate in key issues. Melanie looks forward to seeing the academy move forward towards outstanding and become a central part of the local community.
  • Jez Green - Parent Governor
    Jez Green Appointed 26th November 2014. Jez has been a parent governor since October 2014. He applied for the role because his son had recently started attending Manchester Health Academy.  Jez a passionate interest in education and its capacity to input so much into lives of young people. On Jez’s initial visits to the Academy he thought it had a very different feel to most secondary schools, and he was keen to be involved in the development of a place of education that felt so inviting and innovative.
    Jez’s professional experience has all been about working with people. He spent seven years as a youth worker and another four as a learning mentor in an inner city primary school, a role that involved supporting children with barriers to learning. Since 2008 Jez has worked for Mustard Tree, a Manchester-based charity that offers support, training and opportunity to homeless and disadvantaged people. Having piloted two new projects there, Jez is currently working on behalf of voluntary sector organisations, faith groups and Manchester City Council to write a Homelessness Charter for the city. He is also a qualified, self-employed performance coach and trainer, a skill he has used in the third sector, with small businesses and in education. Jez’s clients have included recovering addicts, struggling employees, business owners and executive principals.
    Jez very much enjoys his visits to the Academy, especially events such as the Health Days and the celebrations of pupils’ achievements. He feels that the range of activities on offer to pupils at the Health Days was particularly impressive, and a great opportunity to engage with some of them as they joined in with new experiences. The passion for excellence amongst the staff and the sense of community at MHA makes him glad that he has chosen to be involved as a governor.
  • Mrs Louise Staunton - Associate Governor
    Louise Staunton 120 x 180 Mrs Staunton has over 15 years’ experience of education finance.  Mrs Staunton has held a number of roles in education finance, providing financial advice and support to a number of schools in a vast range of settings.  Mrs Staunton held the role of education finance officer on behalf of the local authority for a number of years before progressing to finance manager in a single Academy Trust.  Mrs Staunton further qualified as an ACCA Accountant in 2006 and was appointed as Business and Finance Director. This is where she established a business management partnership, providing business and finance services to schools across the local authority.  Louise has worked closely with the National College for Teaching & Leadership as regional business manager advocate and partnership adviser, promoting school business management collaborations across the North West.  Mrs Staunton has since gained her advanced diploma in education business management and  a post graduate qualification in educational leadership prior to commencing her role at the Academy
  • Mr Kevin Green – Associate Governor
    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.
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  • Lorna Doyle – Staff Governor

Governor Attendance Meetings

Attendance at Governors Meetings for the academic year September 2016 to 31st August 2017.

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.   Two additional extra ordinary finance committee meetings were also held this year bringing the total to 6 meetings of the finance and audit committee.

 

Full Governing

Body

Finance and Audit Pay and Staffing Standards Meetings

Attended

Out of

Possible

Damian Owen  4  6  2 5  17 17
David Cain  4  2  2  3 11  16
Margaret Bradbury  3  4  7 9
Malcolm Chiswick
Thomas Christie  3  6  9 10
Lorna Doyle  4  4 4
Jeremy Green  3  3 4
Margot Johnson  2  2 4
Melanie Marshall  4  5  9 9
Thomas McDonald  4  6  4  14 15
Mary Powell  3  1  2  4  10 12
Samantha Simpson  1  5  6 10
Jo Somerset  4  2  5  11 15
Sara Todd  3  1  4 10
Kevin Green  4  4  8 8
Louise Staunton  4  4  1  9 9

Attendance at Governors Meetings for the academic year September 2015 to July 2016.

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 and all committees 5 times with the exception of Pay and Staffing which meets 2 times.

 

Full GoverningBody Finance Audit Pay and Staffing Standards Meetings Attended

Out of

Possible

Damian Owen 4 5 5 2 5 21 21
David Cain 4 5 5 2 5 21 21
Margaret Bradbury 3 5 8 8
Malcolm Chiswick 0 0 2
Thomas Christie 1 1 1
Lorna Doyle 4 4 4
Jeremy Green 3 3 4
Margot Johnson 2 2 4
Melanie Marshall 2 5 7 9
Thomas McDonald 3 5 3 5 16 18
Mary Powell 2 2 5 9 11
Samantha Simpson 1 3 3 7 13
Jo Somerset 3 2 5 10 12
Sara Todd 4 3 3 10 14
Kevin Green 4 5 9 9
Louise Staunton 4 5 5 2 16 16
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