Local Governing Body

The East Manchester Academy’s Local Governing Body (LGB) is represented by numerous members of the community. Governors are an important part of our school community and provide essential critical support.

They are responsible for raising standards through guidance and provide strategic direction. Governors are an important part of our school community, and provide essential critical support to the school.


Local Governing Body

Name Title Governor Type Appointed Term of Office Ends Business and Pecuniary Interests
Jessica Bowles Chair of Governors Community 22/12/16 22/12/20
Anthony Benedict Academy Headteacher Staff
Neil Smith Community 20/09/16 20/09/20 DHT at Manchester Grammar School and governor at Blackden Trust
David Elms Staff (support) 01/09/16 01/09/20
Dirk Pittaway Community 15/11/16 15/11/20
Susan Naouali Parent 20/01/17 20/01/21
Dave Newton Community 11/05/17 11/05/21
Elaine Morrison LA Governor 07/01/14 07/01/18
Waseelat Onikeku Parent 29/06/17 29/06/21
Julian Palfreyman Parent 11/09/17 11/09/21
Steve Warrener Community 11/09/17 11/09/21 Strategy director at TFGM

Governing Body Committees and Chair

Meeting Type Key/Reference Chair of Meeting
Local Governing Body LGB Jessica Bowles
Finance and Resources F&R Dirk Pittaway
Curriculum and Standards C&S Neil Smith
Wellbeing WB Elaine Morrison

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings (2016/17)

Governor LGB Meetings Finance & Resources Meetings Curriculum & Standards Meetings Wellbeing Meetings
 Anthony Benedict  5/5  4/4  4/5  3/3
 John Moran  5/5  4/4  3/5  1/3
 David Elms  5/5  4/4  N/A  1/3
 Colin Walton  4/4  3/4  1/3  2/3
 Jessica Bowles  3/3  2/3  1/1  1/2
 David Regan  5/5  1/4  2/5  3/3
 Neil Smith  3/5  2/4  4/5  2/3
 Dirk Pittaway  3/3  3/3  N/A  1/3
 Susan Naouli  2/2  0/3  2/3  0/2
 David Newton  1/1  N/A  0/1  1/1
 Harold Rostron  1/1  N/A  N/A  N/A

Contact the Chair of Governors

If parents / carers wish to contact school governors, please route any enquiry or written correspondence (addressed private and confidential) to Mrs J. Bowles, Chair of Governors, via school. Alternatively, email Miss C Hunt, Headteacher’s PA: c.hunt@temac.co.uk

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