Welcome to the Macmillan Academy Governors’ page.
We are currently a Board of Governors comprising 8 members. Each of us has a wide range of business and community interest as befits an academy of 1500 students drawn from across the Middlesbrough area.
We use our skills, knowledge and experience to fulfil the 5 core functions of governance, which are:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and direction
- To hold the executive accountable for standards against benchmarks
- To ensure solvency and probity
- To ensure leadership complies with statutory regulations
- To engage with stakeholders
As well as formal half termly meetings regularly reporting on established practice, we spend time in the academy engaging with students and staff. The full Board of Governors’ meetings follow a full agenda which allows us, on your behalf, to ensure the above takes place and to focus on specific areas such as progress in teaching, learning and assessment, whole education, safeguarding, finance and staffing matters. Our AGM is incorporated into the September meeting.
If you are interested in knowing more about the role of an Academy Governor, please contact me.
Dr Melanie Malden
Chair of Governors
The Board as of 2018/19 is as shown below:
Dr M Malden | Chair of Governors (appointed 2014)
Appointed – 21.11.06
Ms N Smith | Vice Chair
Mrs R Magowan
Mrs H Black
Appointed – 29.11.16
Mr A Bennett
Mr P Latham | Principal
Mrs J Windham
Appointed – 20.5.14
Mr M Stephenson
Appointed – 26.3.19
Mr T Joel
Appointed – 26.3.19
Mr A Jordan | Deputy Principal
Miss L Robson| Clerk to the Governors
There are also elected Patrons who may attend Board meetings as available. Their status reflects a significant contribution to the academy in their former roles as governors.
Lord Stockton | Patron
Appointed – 2.11.93
Mr B Hutchinson | Patron
Appointed – 13.7.90
Sir J Hall | Patron
Historic (left within last 12 months):
Mrs J Cowley
Term of office ended: 27.03.2018