Our Current Governors

These are our current governors, and governors who have resigned in the last 12 months.

Academy
Our Current Governors
Trust Governance

Find out more about our Co-op Academies Trust governance, on our trust website.

Governance

Full Name Trust Governance
Nick Speight

Nick Speight is a sponsor governor and Chair of Governors.

He can be contacted by emailing chairofgovs@failsworth.coop.

Alternatively, you can post a letter addressed to ‘FAO Chair of Governors, Co-op Academy Failsworth, Brierley Avenue, Manchester, M35 9HA.’

Full Name Nick Speight
Title Chair of Governors
Date Appointment 01/09/2017
Category of Governor Chair of Governors, Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by Sponsor
Sub-committees Finance, Student Standards
Declarations of Interest Co-op Employee
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings Finance: 1/1
Ambrin Shah

Ambrin Shah is a sponsor governor.

Full Name Ambrin Shah
Date Appointment 01/09/2017
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by Sponsor
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest None to Declare
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 2/2
Mike Greenacre

Mike Greenacre is a co-opted governor.

Full Name Mike Greenacre
Date Appointment 01/09/2017
Category of Governor Community Governor
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest Co-op Academies Trust Board Director, Minority Shareholder in Children's Nursery- Greenstone Limited
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 4/4
Phill Quirk

Phill Quirk is Headteacher of Co-op Academy Failsworth.

Full Name Phill Quirk
Title Headteacher
Category of Governor Ex-Officio
Sub-committees Finance, Student Standards
Declarations of Interest None to Declare
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings Finance: 2/2
Indupriya Raghunanth
Full Name Indupriya Raghunanth
Title Governor
Date Appointment 04/09/2020
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by Sponsor
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest Employee of the Co-op
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 2/2
Nick Websdell
Full Name Nick Websdell
Title Governor
Date Appointment 24/09/2020
Category of Governor Community Governor
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest Consultant at Rowan Learning Trust which has worked with Co-op Academies Trust
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 2/2
Paul Watson
Full Name Paul Watson
Title Governor
Date Appointment 23/09/2021
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointed by Appointed by election
Clare Appleby
Full Name Clare Appleby
Title Governor
Date Appointment 28/09/2021
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Helen Taylor
Full Name Helen Taylor
Title Governor
Date Appointment 23/09/2021
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointed by Appointed by election
Declarations of Interest Volunteers and husband is Chairman of Stalybridge Celtic Juniors FC,
Simon Worsley
Full Name Simon Worsley
Title Governor
Date Appointment 30/03/2022
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Declarations of Interest 1st Choice Sports Family link
Past Governors
Joanne Farnworth

Joanne Farnworth is a staff governor.

Full Name Joanne Farnworth
Date Appointment 01/09/2020
Category of Governor Staff
Appointed by Appointed by election
Sub-committees Student Standards
Declarations of Interest None to Declare
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings (2019/20- 2/2)
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings (2019/20- 2/2)
Date of Resignation 31/08/2021
Tracie Redshaw

Tracie Redshaw is a parent governor.

Full Name Tracie Redshaw
Date Appointment 13/10/2017
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Sub-committees Student Standards
Declarations of Interest Daughter is employed by Failsworth as a Teaching Assistant
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings n/a
Date of Resignation 12/10/2021
Steven Howarth
Full Name Steven Howarth
Title Governor
Date Appointment 13/10/2021
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Date of Resignation 13/01/2022
Richard Hatley

Richard Hatley is a sponsor governor.

Full Name Richard Hatley
Title Governor
Date Appointment 11/05/2018
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by Sponsor
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest Employee of the Co-op
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 2/2
Nijat Turan

Nijat Turan is a co-opted governor.

Full Name Nijat Turan
Date Appointment 25/06/2019
Category of Governor Community Governor
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees Finance
Declarations of Interest None to Declare
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 3/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings 0/2
Date of Resignation 23/06/2022
Jane Martindale

Jane Martindale is a partnership governor.

Full Name Jane Martindale
Date Appointment 30/11/2021
Category of Governor Community Governor
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees Student Standards
Declarations of Interest None to Declare
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/4
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings n/a
Date of Resignation 04/07/2022