Members, Trustees & Governors

Meeting Attendance 2017/18

Members

 

Danielle George

Professor Danielle George is Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at the University of Manchester. She completed her BSc in Astrophysics, MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with UMIST.

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 four 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 2017 (+0.35), placed Hathershaw results in the top 18% of all schools nationally with those of Disadvantaged students being +0.29. Dave is in the process of gaining accreditation to become 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.

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Pecuniary Interests

Governors & Committees

Oldham Sixth Form College

 

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.

Chair of Governors

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.

Vice Chair: Irene Howard

Former Headteacher at a Primary School. Initially elected for a two-year term as a Parent Governor in November 1995, and subsequently invited to serve as a co-optee from October 2007 until a suitable vacancy arose. Re-elected from 1 September 2008 as an Independent Governor for a four-year term of office.

Chair of the Quality Committee and Member of the RRSO and Remuneration Committees.

Parent Governor:Jane Bevan

Jane is a Parent Governor at the College and is the Equality and Safeguarding Link. She has extensive experience working in the voluntary and public sector in Greater Manchester, particularly in social welfare and equality law. Until November 2017 she was Head of Disability Programmes for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Previously she was Programme Head for International and European Policy at the Commission.
Jane is a Trustee for Breakthrough, a Disabled People’s Organisation. She is currently employed on a Body, Mind and Well-being project in Saddleworth. Jane has a particular interest in mental wellbeing and is training to be a Reiki practitioner.

Parent Governor: Shuma Rahman-Chowdhury

Shuma joined the Board as a Parent Governor in November 2016 and is a member of the Health and Safety Committee. Shuma is currently 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. Shuma has two daughters and one son, one of whom is currently a student at the College.

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.

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 the EEF (an organisation dedicated to the future of manufacturing having previously served as President) and a member of the Greater Manchester Business Advisory Panel.

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.

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.

Shoab Akhtar

Shoab joined the Board in September 2013. Shoab has lived in Oldham most of his life and is an elected member of Oldham Council. He represents Werneth ward on the Council. He is married with 3 children and is also employed by Onward Homes.

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.

Teaching Staff Governor: Claire Wilcox

Claire is the Teaching Staff Governor and joined the Board in December 2012. 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. Claire has two daughters who attended the college, both have been successful University applicants.

Support Staff Governor: Donna Wright

I have worked at Oldham Sixth Form College for 14 years in the Student Services Department. I have lived in Oldham all my life and am proud to be part of Oldham Sixth Form College. I have had a number of roles in the Student Services team including change of courses, early leavers, referrals, administration for parents evening and progress monitoring. My current role as Data Quality Officer has enabled me to get more involved in script writing and producing data reports for various members of staff. I hope to use these skills and experiences to make a positive contribution to the governor’s team.

Student Governor: Sujata Dey

I am the current President of the Student Executive and have also undertaken the role of Student Governor on the Local Governing Body. I am currently studying English Literature, History and Drama, all of which are challenging but very rewarding subjects. I take pride in being a voice for my peers and hope to utilise the responsibility I have been given to better the lives of my fellow pupils. With this same drive and passion, I hope to go on to do an English Literature and Drama degree at university.

Student Governor: Emily Moore

I am a passionate student, keen to get involved in the work that Governors do to improve the college. I am studying English Literature, History and Politics and want to go on to study English at university and pursue a career in political Journalism.

Student Governor: Jack Titley

I am the vice president of the student executive and thoroughly enjoy the positive impact I can have through the role. At A-Level I currently take History, Geography and Biology, three subjects which I enjoy due to their exacting nature. Outside of college my passion extends to music, skateboarding and football. I hope to take History to university level, having enjoyed the freedom of the subject which allowed me to develop and apply my knowledge on a boundless amount of historical events.

Clerk

Jan Jones

Jan was appointed as Clerk to the Corporation on 1st January 2012. Jan did her degree in Communications at Loughborough University, where she graduated with a First class honours in 1996. She then went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance at Nottingham Trent University, and worked as a Careers Adviser for 15 years. Jan has volunteered as a Governor for 17 years, and most recently with a Special School in Kirklees.

The Hathershaw College

 

Principal

Dave McEntee

Dave has been Principal at The Hathershaw College for the last four 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 2017 (+0.35), placed Hathershaw results in the top 18% of all schools nationally with those of Disadvantaged students being +0.29. Dave is in the process of gaining accreditation to become a Local Leader of Education.

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

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

Parent Governor: Manshah Yousaf

Manshah has been a parent governor at Hathershaw for just over 5 years, with a daughter now in her final year at the college.
On a day to day basis, Manshah is a Director of Information Security, which entails advising businesses on how to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

Term of Office: 13/12/2022

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

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

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.

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.

Dave McEntee

Dave has been Principal at The Hathershaw College for the last four 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 2017 (+0.35), placed Hathershaw results in the top 18% of all schools nationally with those of Disadvantaged students being +0.29. Dave is in the process of gaining accreditation to become a Local Leader of Education.

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.

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

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.

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.