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 Mrs Lawson, Clerk to the Governors: telephone 0161 537 1315 or email

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

United Learning principle Area of responsibility Governor
Continuous improvement Standards, EYFS to Year 6 Mr N Fazackerley and Ms T Devine
Education with Character Equalities
Community Cohesion
Pupil/Sports Premium
Mr P Ranmal
Leadership at all levels Estates
Health and Safety
Mr P White
Leadership at all levels


Technology infrastructure


Mr S Akhtar
Powerful Knowledge



Mr D Fitzgerald
The Best in Everyone Safeguarding, including EYFS
Mr S Patel (Chair of Local Governing Body)

Your School Governors

Mr S Patel Chair - Business/Community
Mr S Akhter Vice Chair - Parent Governor
Mrs T Devine Business/Community
Mr N Fazackerley Salford City Council
Mr D Fitzgerald Business/Community
Mr P White Business/Community
Mr P Ranmal Business/Community
Mrs J Lawson Clerk to the Governing Body

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 2019 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


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