Building 2

Governance

The interim chair of governors for Edgar Wood Academy is David Fenton. 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, 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.

David Fenton (Interim Chair of Governors)

Gail Mortimer (Vice Chair of Governors)

Asif Mussa (Governor)

Tracey Rollings (Governor)

Catherine Allan (Parent Governor)

Rachael Bentham (Parent Governor)

Zara Pollard (Staff Governor)

Contact details for the Chair clerk@altusep.com or postal address c/a Chair of Governors, Rochdale Sixth Form College, College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6HY.

Structure

Member, Trustee and Governor Terms of Office can be found here
Terms of Office 2022 Trust Board and EWA
The full structure chart can be found here

Altus Board and Ctte Structure September 2022

Terms of Reference can be found here 

Terms-of-Reference-Trust-Board-and-LGBs.pdf

Register of Interest

Downloadable format can be found here 

Altus-Register-of-business-and-pecuniary-interests-2022.23-Trust-Board-and-EWA.pdf

Register of business and pecuniary interests 2022/23  
Name of Member /Trustee Office Held at Altus Education Partnership Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of register entry Committee Membership
Members
Sandra Bowness Member No business interest declared     30.09.21  
Marcus Towse Member No business interest declared     30.09.21  
Deborah Ball Member Kingsway Park High School Education Previous Headteacher 30.09.21  
    Deborah Ball Ltd Education Director  30.09.21  
    Franking Sense Printing Services Family Member is Director 01.04.2022  
    Rochdale Pioneer's Trust Education Director  30.09.21  
Trust Board
Deborah Ball Chair and Trustee Kingsway Park High School Education Previous Headteacher 30.09.2021 Finance & Resources, Governance & Search, Staff Pay and Performance Management
    Deborah Ball Ltd Education Director  30.09.2021  
    Rochdale Pioneer's Trust Education Director  30.09.2021  
    Franking Sense Printing Services Family Member is Director 01.04.2022  
Richard Ronksley Trustee, CEO and Accounting Officer Altus Education Partnership Education Employed 30.09.2021 Finance & Resources, Governance & Search
  Principal Rochdale Sixth Form College Education Employed 30.09.2021  
Jo Wiggans Vice Chair and Trustee Littleborough U3A Education Co-optee 19.10.2022 Governance & Search, Staff, Pay and Performance Management
    Action Together, Rochdale Community Spouse is Board Member 30.09.2021  
Stephen Beckwith Trustee No business interest declared     30.09.2021 Governance & Search, Finance & Resources
Kitsa Efthymiadis Trustee Molesworth Bright Clegg Solicitors Legal Partner 30.09.2021 Audit and Risk Committee
    Springhill Hospice (Services) Limited Health Director 30.09.2021  
    Springhill Hospice, Rochdale Health Director 30.09.2021  
Jock Rodger Trustee No business interest declared     30.09.2021 Audit & Risk, Governance and Search
Jennifer Hulme Trustee No business interest declared     30.09.2021 Staff, Pay and Performance Management
Umar Khan Trustee Golden Mosque, Rochdale Community Committee Member 30.09.2021 Finance and Resources
    Eden House, Rochdale Community Family Member is Committee Member 30.09.2021  
Steven Peacock Trustee Tandem Bank Financial Services Employed as Director of Compliance 30.09.2021 Audit and Risk Committee
    BizzCtrl Ltd Technology Shareholder 30.09.2021  
John Smart Trustee RSM (Texas, USA) Audit, Tax and Consulting Family Member is employed 30.09.2021 Finance & Resources, Governance & Search
    Derbyshire Community Transport (Trading) Ltd Transport Director  30.09.2021  
    Derbyshire Community Transport Ltd Transport Director 30.09.2021  
    Cognitio Limited   Director 30.09.2021  
    Migrant Helpline Charitable Director  30.09.2021  
Executive Officers
Maria Jorysz Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary Altus Education Partnership Education Employed 30.09.2021  
Edgar Wood Local Governing Body
David Fenton Interim Chair of Governors Hollin Primary School Education Headteacher 30.09.2021  
Zara Pollard Staff Governor Edgar Wood Academy Education Employed as Head of Humanities 15.11.2021  
    Edgar Wood Academy Education Spouse is Employed as Head of English 21.10.2022  
Asif Mussa Governor Barclays Digital Eagles Education and Banking Employed 17.05.2022  
Gail Mortimer Vice Chair of Governor Rochdale Education Authority Education Retired Teacher (left 2008) 20.10.2022  
    Wardle High School Education Chair of Governors (left 2008) 20.10.2022  
    Hollingworth High School  Education Spouse was Chief Executive (left 2007) 20.10.2022  
    Watergrove Academy Trust Education  Spouse was Vice Chair (left 2021) 20.10.2022  
Tracey Rollings Governor Star Academies Education Employed as Principal 21.10.2022  
Catherine Allan Parent Governor No business interest declared     15.11.2021  
Rachael Bentham Parent Governor Norden Community Primary Education Headteacher 15.11.2021  

Trust Board and Governor Attendance

Trust Board Attendance 2021/22

Name

Board meetings

 

 

Possible

Actual

%

Deborah Ball

7

7

100

Stephen Beckwith

7

6

85.7

Kitsa Efthymiadis

7

7

100

Jock Rodger

7

7

100

Jo Wiggans

7

6

85.7

Jennifer Hulme

7

7

100

Steven Peacock

7

5

71.4

John Smart

7

6

85.7

Umar Khan

7

7

100

Andrea Daubney

7

6

85.7

Richard Ronksley

7

7

100

 

Local Governing Body Attendance 2021/22

Local Governing Body (RSFC)

Possible

Actual

%

Pam Coward (Chair)

 

 

5

5

100

David Fenton

 

6

5

83

Asif Mussa

 

2

2

100

Pat Hinton

1

0

0

Valerie Cuciak

 

5

5

100

Zara Pollard

 

5

5

100 

Catherine Allan

 

5

4

80

Rachael Bentham

5

3

60 

Andrea Daubney

 

1

1

100

 

 

 

Statutory Documentation

Information from the Trust Website