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The Chair of Governors for Edgar Wood Academy is Gail Mortimer. If you would like to contact the chair of governors please send an email to the address below, alternately the postal address is C/O Clerk to the Governors, Altus Education Partnership, Suite F4, No 2 The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AE:

The Local Governing Body (LGB)

Edgar Wood LGB has delegated autonomy and authority to drive improvement within the school.

The role of the LGB is to provide focused governance for an academy at a local level. It monitors the academy’s key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the headteacher, providing challenge where appropriate. It will also play a part in representing the views of the academy’s stakeholders. The LGB’s delegated responsibilities requires them to monitor and report to the Trust Board on the overall performance of the academy. Membership of the LGB will include staff and parent members, who are elected by their peers to serve.

  • Gail Mortimer (Chair of Governors)
  • Asif Mussa (Governor)
  • Tracey Rollings (Governor)
  • Stephen Drysdale (Governor)
  • Catherine Allan (Parent Governor)
  • Zara Pollard (Staff Governor)

Contact details for the Chair clerk@altusep.com or postal address c/a Chair of Governors, Altus Education Partnership, Suite F4, No.2 The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AE.


Member, Trustee and Governor Terms of Office can be found here

Terms of Office Trustees and Governors
The full structure chart can be found here

Altus Governance Structure

Terms of Reference can be found here 

Terms  of Reference Trust-Board and LGBs

Register of Interest

Trust Board and Governor Attendance

A downloable version of the attendance can be found below. 


Trust Board Attendance 2022/23

Trust Board 19/10/2022   19/12/2022   20/02/2023   19/04/2023   24/05/2023   12/07/2023  Possible  Actual  %
Deborah Ball 6 6 100
Stephen Beckwith A N/A N/A 4 3 75
Kitsa Efthymiadis A 6 5 83
Jock Rodger 6 6 100
Jo Wiggans A A 6 4 67
Jennifer Hulme A A A 6 3 50
Steven Peacock A 6 5 83
John Smart A A 6 4 67
Umar Khan A A 6 4 67
Richard Ronksley N/A N/A 4 4 100
Helen Arnold N/A 5 5 100
Nazam Suleman N/A A 5 4 80
              66 53 80

Local Governing Body Attendance 2022/23


Local Governing Body (EWA) 06/10/2022 01/12/2022 02/02/2023 23/03/2023 18/05/2023 06/07/2023 Possible Actual %
Gail Mortimer (Chair) A 6 5 83
David Fenton (Vice Chair) A A 6 4 67
Asif Mussa A A A 6 3 50
Stephen Drysdale N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 2 100
Tracey Rollings A 6 5 83
Zara Pollard 6 6 100
Catherine Allan A A 6 4 67
Rachael Bentham 6 6 100
              44 35 80

Statutory Documentation

Information from the Trust Website