Members, Trustees & Governors

Meeting Attendance 2018/19
Meeting Attendance 2017/18

Members

 

Miles Hewstone

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oxford. He has published widely on inter-group contact, segregation and integration, and is actively involved in national public policy to improve inter-group relations.

Andrew Kilburn

Andrew is a former Chief Executive of Oldham Council and former Chair of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of leadership, resources and finance.

Estelle Morris

Estelle Morris is a former teacher, Member of Parliament and Secretary of State for Education. She recently chaired the Oldham Commission into Education which set out a framework for raising standards across the town.

Sanna Waseem-Khawaja

Sanna Waseem-Khawaja is a former student of both Hathershaw and Oldham Sixth Form College. She went on to study Medicine at the University of Oxford and University College London. She is currently working as a junior doctor at King’s College Hospital in London and maintains strong ties with both schools through the promotion of higher education and careers in Medicine.

Trustees

 

Chair of Trustees

Andrew Kilburn

Andrew is a former Chief Executive of Oldham Council and former Chair of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of leadership, resources and finance.

Vice Chair of Trustees

Cllr Ateeque Ur-Rehman

Ateeque is an elected member of Oldham Council and local businessman. He has been Chair of Governors at The Hathershaw College for the last seven years.

Accounting Officer | Executive Principal

Jayne Clarke

Jayne has been Principal at the highly successful Oldham Sixth Form College for the last seven years. She is an active member of the Sixth Form College Association Council and Chair of the Funding Committee. Jayne is a National Leader of Education, a member of the Oldham Opportunity Area Partnership Board and continues to support other secondary schools that are not members of The Pinnacle Learning Trust through membership of a number of Governing Bodies.

Dave McEntee

Dave has been Principal at The Hathershaw College for the last five years. He has overseen the College’s journey from an Ofsted Requires Improvement judgement in February 2014 to Good in April 2016. GCSE Progress 8 outcomes in 2018 (+0.46), placed Hathershaw results in the top 18% of all schools nationally. Dave is also a Local Leader of Education.

Mike Gibbons

Mike is the Director of External Relations and Deputy Registrar at Manchester Metropolitan University. Prior to his appointment on the Board of Trustees at The Pinnacle Learning Trust, Mike was a governor at Oldham Sixth Form College.

John Porter

John is a partner in a local firm of solicitors and heads the firm’s Commercial Department, specialising in Employment Law and Business matters. He is also the current Chair of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College.

Chris Wilson

Chris recently retired from a successful career at The Co-operative Bank where he took ultimate responsibility for the Specialist Sectors business, including Local Authorities, Charities, Real Estate, Co-op Retail Societies and Treasury. Living in the Borough from the age of 10, Chris has also been a Governor of North Chadderton School, Chair of the Local Advisory Board of the Career Academy and Chair of the Partnership Board of the University Centre Oldham.

Irene Howard

Irene is an experienced Primary Headteacher and has worked extensively as a School Improvement Advisor and Independent Consultant in Primary education. Irene joined the Board of Governors in 2007, initially as a Parent Governor, a position she held for 2 years while her daughter and son attended the college. Irene was invited to join OSFC Board of Governors as an Independent Governor in November 2007, and was elected Chair of the Quality Committee and Vice Chair of Governors. Further to the creation of the Pinnacle Learning Trust in 2018, Irene is Vice Chair of Governors of OSFC LGB, a Trustee of the PLT and a governor at two primary schools, including Werneth.

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Pecuniary Interests

Governors & Committees

Oldham Sixth Form College

 

Acting Principal

Peter Roberts

Peter joined Oldham Sixth Form College in 1993. Before he joined the College’s Senior Leadership Team in 2003 he was firstly Head of History and then Head of Humanities. Peter became the Acting Principal of Oldham Sixth Form College in September 2019 having served as Assistant Principal, Vice Principal and Deputy Principal. He is also a member of Saddleworth School’s Governing Body and a member of the Sixth Form College Association’s Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Vice Chair: Irene Howard

Irene is an experienced Primary Headteacher and has worked extensively as a School Improvement Advisor and Independent Consultant in Primary education. Irene joined the Board of Governors in 2007, initially as a Parent Governor, a position she held for 2 years while her daughter and son attended the college. Irene was invited to join OSFC Board of Governors as an Independent Governor in November 2007, and was elected Chair of the Quality Committee and Vice Chair of Governors. Further to the creation of the Pinnacle Learning Trust in 2018, Irene is Vice Chair of Governors of OSFC LGB, a Trustee of the PLT and a governor at two primary schools, including Werneth.
Term of Office: 30/09/2020

Co-opted Governor: Shuma Rahman-Chowdhury

Shuma is currently a Parent Governor on the LGB, and is a member of the Health and Safety Committee. Shuma is employed as a Pension Fund Accountant at Mercer Ltd and is working towards completing the ACCA qualification to
become a qualified chartered accountant. She has worked in various roles across the public and private sector and has varied experience in Pensions, Education and Insurance.
Term of Office: 31/12/2019

Co-opted Governor: Jenny Arnold

Joining the Board of Governors as an Independent Governor in January 2015, Jenny is a Family Solicitor and works at JMW Solicitors LLP in Manchester City Centre. Raised in Oldham, she is a former pupil of Oldham Sixth Form College and studied Law at Nottingham University. Jenny is the Chair of the Yres Committee (Manchester) and a member of the National Yres Committee. She advises clients in relation to all aspects of family law including divorce, financial settlements and issues in relation to the arrangements for children. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys running, yoga and salsa dancing.
Term of Office: 31/03/2023

Co-opted Governor: Dave Benstead

Dave has been an Independent Governor since 2011. He came to work in Oldham in 1996 joining Zetex plc originally as HR Director. Dave chairs the Oldham Enterprise Trust and Oldham Economy & Enterprise Board. He is a board member of Mahdlo (Youth Zone) and Maggie’s (cancer centre), a member of the Employment and Skills Policy Committee and Regional Advisory Board for Make UK (formerly EEF an organisation dedicated to the future of manufacturing having previously served as President) and a member of the Greater Manchester Business Advisory Panel.
Term of Office: 30/11/2019

Co-opted Governor: Peter Dunlop

Peter joined the board in May 2013. He studied Electronic Engineering at UMIST. He is a Managing Director of Innovative Technology Ltd, where he is responsible for strategic direction and performance of the group.
Term of Office: 30/04/2021

Co-opted Governor: David Read

David joined the Board as an Independent Governor. He is a Partner in Gatley Read, Chartered Accountants. David currently sits on the Finance and Resources committee of the Pinnacle Learning Trust.
Term of Office: 31/12/2019

Co-opted Governor: Shoab Akhtar

Shoab is currently an Independent Governor on the OSFC LGB . Shoab has lived in Oldham most of his life and is an elected member of Oldham Council. He represents Werneth ward on the Council, and is also employed by Onward Homes.
Term of Office: 01/09/2021

Co-opted Governor: Tanvir Alam

Tanvir is a qualified Accountant and has experience of working at various public and private sector organisations including the Audit Commission and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). He currently runs his own accountancy practice in Oldham. In his spare time, Tanvir runs a not-for-profit weekend supplementary school in Oldham with the primary aim of improving pupils’ achievements and attainments in Oldham. He currently sits on the Audit and Risk Committee of the Pinnacle Learning Trust.
Term of Office: 31/03/2023

Teaching Staff Governor: Claire Wilcox

Claire is currently the Teaching Staff Governor on the OSFC LGB. Claire was appointed as a Sociology and Health and Social Care teacher in 2007. Throughout her time Claire has taken up many roles and is currently the Course Leader for Health and Social Care level 2.
Term of Office: 01/03/2021

Support Staff Governor: Rosie McLaren

Rosie is a former student and was appointed at college as the Essential Life Skills Coordinator in 2018. Rosie has achieved a First Class Honours degree in Primary Education (with QTS) at The University of Huddersfield. Since joining the College, Rosie has been involved in the development of many cross-college projects and events: the launch of a Debating Society, OSFC’s first ‘Love is Love’ festival, a number of debates and Q&A’s with politicians including Angela Rayner, Edwina Currie and Andy Burnham, with many more new and ongoing projects developing this year. Rosie is also responsible for the guidance and direction of the Student Executive.
Term of Office: 01/05/2023

Student Governor: Archie Duncan

I am currently undertaking roles both as the President of the Student Executive and as a Student Governor on the Local Governing Body. At present, I study A-Levels in Mathematics, History and Government & Politics which all interest me greatly due to their challenging nature. I have a real passion for public service in my local community due to profound beliefs in giving back to the society that has given me so much, and in making the world a better place for all people. I hope to go to University to study a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Term of Office: 01/06/2020

Student Governor: Ima Begum

I am a very motivated and ambitious student with hopes to help improve student life here at the Sixth Form. Currently, I am taking Physics, Maths, and Electronics to progress into a science course at University.
Term of Office: 01/06/2020

Student Governor: Abdulrahman Mamman-Akaaba

As a hardworking and determined individual, I am keen to work with the Governors to help improve the College. I have a passion for Science and I currently study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. I hope to go on to study medicine at University.
Term of Office: 01/06/2020

Clerk

Jan Jones

Jan was appointed as Clerk to the Corporation in 2012. She did her degree in Communications at Loughborough University, then went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance at Nottingham Trent University, and worked as a Careers Adviser in Education for 15 years. Jan has volunteered as a Governor for many years, and is currently a Parent Governor.

The Hathershaw College

 

Principal

Mark Giles

Chair of Governors

Cllr Ateeque Ur-Rehman

Ateeque is an elected member of Oldham Council and local businessman. He has been Chair of Governors at The Hathershaw College for the last seven years.
Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Parent Governor: Rafi Chaudry

Rafi has been involved as a School Governor for a number of years, as he is passionate about enabling children to achieve their full potential. In his day role he is the NHS England Population Health Intelligence Lead for the North of England region. He believes in evidence-based decisions and the use of intelligence to make improvements for our citizens, which is equally important in health as it is in education. In a voluntary capacity, he is also a Chair of the NHS England BME Network. In his spare time he enjoys to play badminton and football.
Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Co-opted Governor: Louise Astbury

Louise became a Governor in 2014 and shares the school’s vision of raising aspirations and the achievements of young people at Hathershaw. She is a Senior Leader at Oldham Sixth From College and specialises in teaching, learning and developing teachers at all career levels. Louise is a Specialist Leader of Education for Advantage Teaching School Alliance and is actively involved in training staff across Oldham.
Term of Office: 03/10/2022

Teaching Staff Governor: Ashley Stewardson

Ashley has been a PE teacher at Hathershaw for the last 10 years and is our newly elected teaching staff governor. Ashley has additional responsibilities with our most able students and coordinates a programme of events to raise the profile and ensure appropriate provision is in place for these students. Outside of school, Ashley competes in long distance running events.
Term of Office: 04/10/2022

Non-Teaching Staff Governor:Andrew Woods

Andy has been working in the IT industry for 25 years in the publishing, manufacturing and education sectors. For the last six years he has been a Governor at The Hathershaw College. He is a firm believer in the use of technology to make education more accessible in order to improve the life chances of young people. Andy is currently responsible for IT provision across all schools within the Pinnacle Learning Trust in Oldham.
Term of Office: 31/08/2021

Co-opted Governor: Jacqueline Ward

Jacqueline is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist, and a registered Health Psychologist with HCPC. She holds a PhD in Narrative & Storytelling which produced a new model in identity construction. Jacqueline has worked with victims of domestic violence and families of missing people, as well as heading a charity that deals with the safety and reliability of major hazards. She received an MBE for services to vulnerable people in 2013.
Term of Office: 06/03/23

Co-opted Governor: Tony Jones

Tony was a member of staff at The Hathershaw College from 1985 until his retirement in 2015, and was the teaching staff governor for the last few years of his time there. He is now a co-opted governor, liaising with the SENCo and SEN staff to actively help raise standards within the faculty.
Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Werneth Primary School

 

Principal

Conrad North

Conrad has been a primary Headteacher/Principal since 1998, working in and with schools in challenging circumstances, enabling them to secure the best outcomes for pupils. He has been Principal of Werneth since 2016, who transferred to The Pinnacle Learning Trust in February 2019. Conrad is a nationally accredited School Improvement Partner and Local Lead of Education with a passion for making a positive difference to children’s lives. Standards have continued to rise and leadership has stabilised since he started at Werneth, who are excited about being part of a local Multi Academy Trust.

Parent Governor: Vaheed Shadi

Vaheed is a father of twins who currently attend Werneth Primary. He was initially a part of the Drive Team and PTA, subsequently becoming a Parent Governor, and more recently he became a Scout Leader at 6th Oldham Adventurers. Vaheed has been working in the IT sector for over 20 years, currently a Wintel/Virtual implementation and support engineer for a government department.
Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Co-opted Governor: Irene Howard

Irene is an experienced Primary Headteacher and has worked extensively as a School Improvement Advisor and Independent Consultant in Primary education. Irene joined the Board of Governors in 2007, initially as a Parent Governor, a position she held for 2 years while her daughter and son attended the college. Irene was invited to join OSFC Board of Governors as an Independent Governor in November 2007, and was elected Chair of the Quality Committee and Vice Chair of Governors. Further to the creation of the Pinnacle Learning Trust in 2018, Irene is Vice Chair of Governors of OSFC LGB, a Trustee of the PLT and a governor at two primary schools, including Werneth.
Term of Office: 04/03/2023

Non-Teaching Staff Governor: Jacqueline Hodgkiss

Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Co-opted Governor: Jane Hodgson

Jane initially worked in industry after leaving school with a background in business and finance, but then returned to education and gained a BA(Hons) degree in Primary Education with QTS. She has taught for many years and was a governor for 6 years. She has taught across Key Stage 1 & 2, leading in Art & Design, SEND, Literacy, and Looked After Children, and was Key Stage 2 leader. At present she is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and more recently has become the GDPR champion in school. Jane is currently a Deputy Head Teacher at a school in Rochdale, and works closely with the Governing Body in her role on the Senior Leadership Team.
Term of Office: 31/08/2021

Co-opted Governor: Nichola Baker


Term of Office: 01/09/2023

Co-opted Governor: Syed Maruf Ali

Syed joined Werneth as a Parent Governor, having 2 children who attend the school. He works in a secondary school as an Assistant Head of Year 11 and is also a Trustee at a local Community Centre, Committee member of a local Mosque, Trustee of a local community organisation and member of the Independent Police Advisory Board. Syed has always actively been involved in supporting issues local to the area. Being a Governor allows him to offer his support, assistance and advice, and he feels he can ensure that all young children’s health and development is at the heart of every decision made, and they have the best opportunity to maximise their potential.
Term of Office: 31/08/2020

Staff Governor: Simon Whittaker

The Vice Principal at Werneth Primary School, Simon has worked here since 2015. Prior to this, he worked in another local primary school in for 11 years as SENCo and a class teacher. His current role includes leading, and supporting staff in the development of teaching and learning, and our curriculum and assessment. As a Staff Governor, he is able to represent the views of staff and share the excellent work which is taking place within the school. In addition to this, Simon can inform governors of the current attainment and progress that pupils are making and explain what the school is doing to raise standards throughout the school.
Term of Office: 05/03/2023

 

Finance & Resources Committee

 

Chair

Chris Wilson

Chris recently retired from a successful career at The Co-operative Bank where he took ultimate responsibility for the Specialist Sectors business, including Local Authorities, Charities, Real Estate, Co-op Retail Societies and Treasury. Living in the Borough from the age of 10, Chris has also been a Governor of North Chadderton School, Chair of the Local Advisory Board of the Career Academy and Chair of the Partnership Board of the University Centre Oldham.

John Porter

John is a partner in a local firm of solicitors and heads the firm’s Commercial Department, specialising in Employment Law and Business matters. He is also the current Chair of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College.

Mike Gibbons

Mike is the Director of External Relations and Deputy Registrar at Manchester Metropolitan University. Prior to his appointment on the Board of Trustees at The Pinnacle Learning Trust, Mike was a governor at Oldham Sixth Form College.

David Read

David is a Partner in Gatley Read, Chartered Accountants, elected onto the Governing Body in December 2007 when he joined the Finance & General Purposes Committee. David currently sits on the Finance and Resources committee of the MAT.

Jayne Clarke

Jayne has been Principal at the highly successful Oldham Sixth Form College for the last seven years. She is an active member of the Sixth Form College Association Council and Chair of the Funding Committee. Jayne is a National Leader of Education, a member of the Oldham Opportunity Area Partnership Board and continues to support other secondary schools that are not members of The Pinnacle Learning Trust through membership of a number of Governing Bodies.

Tony Jones

Tony was a member of staff at The Hathershaw College from 1985 until his retirement in 2015, and was the teaching staff governor for the last few years of his time there. He is now a co-opted governor, liaising with the SENCo and SEN staff to actively help raise standards within the faculty.

Audit & Risk Committee

 

Chair

Andrew Kilburn

Andrew is a former Chief Executive of Oldham Council and former Chair of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of leadership, resources and finance.

Cllr Ateeque Ur-Rehman

Ateeque is an elected member of Oldham Council and local businessman. He has been Chair of Governors at The Hathershaw College for the last seven years.

Rafi Chaudry

Rafi has been involved as a School Governor for a number of years, as he is passionate about enabling children to achieve their full potential. In his day role he is the NHS England Population Health Intelligence Lead for the North of England region. He believes in evidence-based decisions and the use of intelligence to make improvements for our citizens, which is equally important in health as it is in education. In a voluntary capacity, he is also a Chair of the NHS England BME Network. In his spare time he enjoys to play badminton and football.

Tanvir Alam

Tanvir is a qualified Accountant with over 10 years’ experience of working at various public and private sector organisations including the Audit Commission and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He currently runs his own accountancy practice in Oldham.

In his spare time, Tanvir runs a not-for-profit weekend supplementary school in Oldham with the primary aim of improving pupils’ achievements and attainments in Oldham.

Dave McEntee

Dave has been Principal at The Hathershaw College from 2014-2019. He has overseen the College’s journey from an Ofsted Requires Improvement judgement in February 2014 to Good in April 2016. GCSE Progress 8 outcomes in 2018 (+0.46), placed Hathershaw results in the top 18% of all schools nationally. Dave is also a Local Leader of Education.