A friendly, caring school with an exciting future
Pupils at Marlborough Road Academy


At Marlborough Road Academy, we recognise the dedication of our governors who invest a huge amount of goodwill and hard work in order to improve the education and life chances for every child at our school.

Our Governing Body understands its responsibilities and is focused tightly on its core strategic functions. We ensure that all our governors actively contribute relevant skills and experience and we enable them to operate efficiently and effectively through our system of link governance. Each governor is allocated an area of responsibility within the school and monitors progress and compliance through meetings with the Principal and senior staff.

Our Chair of Governors meets regularly with the Chief Executive Officer of the Salford Academy Trust who in turn reports directly to the Trust Board that is responsible and accountable for the performance of all the academies in within the Trust.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via Mrs Lawson, Clerk to the Governors: telephone 0161 921 2145 or email judith.lawson@salford.gov.uk

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please download and complete the application form opposite. 

Area of responsibilityGovernor
Health, safety and equalities Vacancy
Finance and pupil/sports premium Mr S Akhter, Vice Chair
Leadership and Management, safeguarding, personal development, behaviour and welfare Mr D Cowpe
Outcomes, covering reading, phonics and writing Dr V Halliwell
Outcomes, covering maths and science Mr S Akhter, Vice Chair
EYFS, quality of teaching, and assessment Mr S Rostamzada & Mr S Madden
Governor Training Mr D Cowpe
Special needs and disabilities Dr V Halliwell, Chair

Your School Governors

Mr N Fazackerley Salford City Council Sponsor Governor
Mr S Akhter, Vice Chair Parent Governor
Mr S Rostamzada Parent Governor
Miss J Richens Principal
Mr S Madden Staff Governor
Dr V Halliwell, Chair Salford University Sponsor Governor
Mr S Patel Business/Community Governor
Mr D Cowpe Co-opted Governor
Ms J Roebuck Salford City College Sponsor Governor
Mrs J Lawson Clerk to the Governing Body
Governors Portal