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 Employee Wellbeing, Inclusion & Community at Manchester University NHS Trust (MFT). Mags leads, for MFT, the work on employee health and wellbeing, equality, inclusion, widening participation and social value. She is also currently a Board Member of the Co-operative Academy Trust, a twenty academy trust based in the North West and Yorkshire.
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.
Kevin Green, Academy Principal
Principal, 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.
Geraldine Thompson is a new Governor. Appointed to the Academy’s Governing Body in 2018 Geraldine is the Academy’s STEM Governor. She is actively involved in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities across Greater Manchester with the STEM network, after moving to Manchester from London 11 years ago. Whilst in London she ‘Team Lead’ across North West London in Diabetic Screening services as senior Ophthalmic Photographer, as well as working as research dermatology photographer and clinical photographer.
Geraldine is also active with GM (Greater Manchester) Careers and Widening Participation Groups and is an NHS Healthcare Ambassador. As a ‘multi-award’ winning, ‘clinical/forensic/research photographer’ and Health-care scientist, Geraldine is the Head of the Clinical Photography & Medical Illustrations Services across Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. She is a senior member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) having been in the profession for 28 years and some of that work has taken place in areas of ‘world’ conflict and famine.
Geraldine has ‘published’ work in the atlas of Dermatology, and the Journal of Audio Visual Media in Medicine has worked in a research capacity for L’Oréal, Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena and Harley Street London.
Geraldine is also a Staff Governor, on the Board of Governor’s for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, regularly judges local photographic competitions in her home town of Gibraltar, is a member of the Winston Runners of Wythenshawe, speaks several languages and is a fully qualified adult education tutor having worked for Buckinghamshire County Council teaching part-time photographic/art courses.
Hannah joined the board of governors at Manchester Health Academy in 2018. Hannah has worked in the healthcare sector for over 19 years, with a career covering the NHS, the not for profit sector and now at Bupa, where she works in ‘Horizon Scanning’, reviewing opportunities in development and innovation. Hannah has a long standing interest in education, she has taught English in India and has 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. Outside of work Hannah enjoys keeping healthy through sport by leading a social touch rugby group.
Stewart Brown, Staff Governor
Having graduated BA (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton and completing his PGCE in Secondary Physical Education at the University of Wales, Mr Brown began his career as a PE teacher. He has worked at three Secondary Schools in London (Tower Hamlets and Hackney) in a variety of roles including Head of Year, Head of PE and School Sports Coordinator. Before completing his PGCE in 2005, he was employed by the University of Wolverhampton as Elected President of the Student Union, taught at a PRU in Liverpool and worked in Sports Development. Mr Brown joined Manchester Health Academy in September 2015, and is currently Subject Leader for the very successful Physical Education department.
Greg Mape, Parent Governor
Greg Mape became a parent Governor in September 2018. He has two daughters in MHA at present & was educated at Brookway High School where MHA is now. He has previously been a parent governor for 4 years at Sandilands Primary School. For over 31 Years he has been a maintenance engineer in a Silicon Chip plant in Hazel Grove, he hopes to be able use the skills gained in industry to help him be a governor. Greg feels in today’s world there are fewer opportunities for the less well off than when he was at School. He will assist in improving opportunities for all MHA pupils.
Helen Bott, Parent Governor
The Local Governing Body were appointed on 1st September 2019.
Mark Rainey, Chair of Local Governing Body
Manchester Health Academy