Staffing Structure

The Senior Leadership Team

  • Mr Kevin Green - Principal
    Kevin Green 120 x 180Mr 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. He has been our Principal since 2017.
  • Mr Paul Trainor - Vice Principal
    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. Mr Trainor serves as a governor at our Partnership Primary School, St Wilfrid’s Primary.
  • Ms Nadia Peek - Vice Principal
  • Mr Andrew Ross - Strategic Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • Mrs Helen Walker - Assistant Principal
  • Miss Lucy Neukom - Assistant Principal
    Lucy Neukom 120 x 180 Miss Neukom has been an English teacher for 15 years, starting as Curriculum Lead for English at the Academy. As an English practitioner, her passion is for inspiring a love of reading, developing creativity and supporting students to gain the skills and experiences needed to have the best possible opportunities in the future. Through the Assistant Principal role, Miss Neukom has worked with staff and students to embed our whole Academy value system with a focus on student pride and resilience. She is also responsible for ensuring the quality of teaching and learning within lessons, leading a team of advocates to support new and existing colleagues. Miss Neukom serves as a governor at our Partnership Primary School Rackhouse Primary and leads the Transition Programme for Year 6 students moving up to MHA.
  • Mr John Fleming - Assistant Principal
  • Miss Steph Morris - Associate Assistant Principal
     Miss S Morris 120 x 180 Miss Morris graduated from Staffordshire University with joint honours in History and Sociology. Her primary focus in becoming a teacher was to make a difference in the lives of young people through both academic and personal development. This has resulted in the successful transformation of the History department at the Academy, which has achieved record results in previous years. In addition to this, students have widened their cultural capital with visits abroad to Poland, Germany and Belgium. Miss Morris’ career has developed at Manchester Health Academy through a plethora of roles including the development of trainee teachers and those who are newly qualified to the profession, which has allowed her to develop new ideas and to continually support in the developmental and strategic view of the Academy.
  • Ms Sinead Hosty - Associate Assistant Principal
     Mrs Hosty 120 x 180Ms Hosty graduated from the University of Leeds after reading Philosophy and Theology.  She has been teaching in the Manchester area for nine years and moved to Manchester Health Academy from an all-boys school in 2016. Ms Hosty has held a number of roles within the schools in which she has taught and has worked relentlessly to improve the attainment and progress for her areas of responsibility. Her current role at Manchester Health Academy focusses on the achievement and progress of boys and the achievement and progress of students studying Religious Studies, Citizenship, CIAG and PHSE. Ms Hosty has studied for her NPQSL and is utterly committed to ensuring that young people have the very best start in life and firmly believes that education is a passport to their future successes. Ms Hosty holds a clear set of moral values and is  driven by a firm moral purpose to continuously strive to provide an outstanding educational experience to all children in her care.  As an optimistic and sanguine individual, she always ensures that she builds positive relationships with all members of the school community.  Always leading by example and acting with integrity, she is able to draw on a wealth of expertise; both experiential and scholarly. It is Ms Hosty’s ambition to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential. Ms Hosty serves as a governor at one of our Partnership Primary Schools, Northenden Community Primary School.

Special Educational Needs

Head of Special Educational Needs – Mr David Allbutt – [email protected]

Curriculum Leaders

  • Mrs Helen Cates – English
  • Mr Mark Newman – Mathematics
  • Mr David Jones – Science
  • Mrs Helen Mullen –  Global

Support Staff

  • Jane Roddy – Business & Marketing Manager
  • Sue Campayne – Marketing and Fundraising Officer
  • Amy Clements – Visual Communications Officer
  • Dom Cook – ICT Manager
  • Bob McCluskie – Site Manager
  • Marice Gilbert – Attendance Officer
  • Leanne Maguire – Safeguarding Officer

Welfare Team

  • Sonja Evason – Welfare Leader and Academy Counsellor

Welfare Co-ordinators:

  • Year 7:  Steph Watkins
  • Year 8: Lisa Donnelly
  • Year 9: Clare Dutton
  • Year 10: Tina Spencer
  • Year 11: Nicola Sheridan
"The leadership team, including Governors, are committed and ambitious for the academy to do well. They have focused on the areas for improvement identified in the development plan and there is robust evidence to show that rapid progress is being made." Ofsted 2014