Academy Committee

Whalley Range 11-18 High School’s Local Academy Committee (LAC) is represented by numerous members of the community. Governors are an important part of our school community and provide essential critical support.

They are responsible for raising standards through guidance and provide strategic direction. Governors are an important part of our school community, and provide essential critical support to the school.


Academy Committee

All positions appointed by the Board of Trustees.

Name Title Governor Type Appointed Office Ends Business and Pecuniary Interests
Peter Mulholland Chair of Governors Co-opted 02/11/23 1/11/27 Stockport Academy Governor, 01/10/23 and Accrington Academy 01/09/23
Bridget Binks Vice Chair Community 02/02/23 01/02/27 No relevant interests to declare
Jackie Fahey Academy Headteacher
Elaine Ferneley Community 21/11/19 20/11/23 No relevant interests to declare
Kerstin Anna Olsson Rost Community 19/09/19 18/09/23 No relevant interests to declare
Caroline Carr Staff 24/11/22 23/11/26 No relevant interests to declare
Andrew Leigh-Dalton Associate 24/11/22 23/11/26 No relevant interests to declare
Helen Underhill Community 19/09/19 18/09/23 No relevant interests to declare
Kenneth Ross Community 19/11/20 18/11/24 No relevant interests to declare
Saima Ali Parent 11/05/23 10/05/27
Sidra Jahangir Parent 11/05/23 10/05/27 No relevant interests to declare
Kashif Malik 28/06/21 31/01/23 (date stepped down)
Omar Khan 28/06/21 31/01/23 (date stepped down)
Paula Anne Barnes Staff 13/02/20 30/09/22 (date stepped down)
Saima Habib Community 28/06/21 01/02/24 (date stepped down) No relevant interests to declare

The Greater Manchester Education Trust is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all students, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the Trust, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to recruit governors from diverse backgrounds in order to support our schools in the development of cohesive communities. We collect data to help us monitor the diversity of our Trust board and members as well as the membership of our local committees, however the data sample size is too small to publish without breaching personal privacy.


Academy Committee Meeting Documents and Minutes

In accordance with the Academy Trust Handbook, Greater Manchester Education Trust will make available for public inspection:

  • The agenda for every meeting of the academy committee and sub-committees
  • The approved minutes of each meeting
  • Any report, document or other paper considered at each meeting

For further information, please contact Greater Manchester Education Trust.

Committee Attendance at Meetings

Contact the Chair of Governors

If parents / carers wish to contact school governors, please route any enquiry or written correspondence (addressed private and confidential) to Mrs E. Ferneley, Chair of Governors, via school. Alternatively, email Mrs G Davies, WRHS Admin Manager/Headteacher’s PA: gdavies@wrhs1118.co.uk

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo One Education Reading Award Gold logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo