School Governors


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.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via Ms Sarah Jewitt, Clerk to the Governors:  

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

United Learning principle Area of responsibility Governor Student Governors

Continuous improvement

Standards, EYFS to Year 6

Ms T Devine


Education with Character

Community Cohesion  
Pupil/Sports Premium          Health and Safety

Ms V Chadderton


Leadership at all levels


Ms V Chadderton


Leadership at all levels


Technology infrastructure


Mr S Patel 


The Best in Everyone

Safeguarding, including EYFS
E-Safety and Cared for children

Mr D Fitzgerald (Chair of Local Governing Body)



Powerful Knowledge




Mr P Graham Sohaila and Rebecca

Your School Governors

Mr D Fitzgerald  Chair - Business/Community
Mrs T Devine Business/Community
Ms V Chadderton Vice Chair - Business/Community, Careers Governor
Provided by Salford Local Authority  Clerk to the Governing Body
Mr P Graham  Business/Community
Mrs S Taswir Parent Governor

*** Governance Text ***

Marlborough Road Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Members who have stepped down

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
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