Our Local Governing Body
Essa Primary Academy is part of the Essa Foundation Academies Trust and the Local Governing Body’s role is to set the direction for the academy, monitor and evaluate its performance, act as a critical friend and hold leaders to account for the pace and rate of improvement and the achievement of all pupils, ensure compliance with all financial, statutory and regulatory requirements, and help the academy respond to, and meet the needs of, parents and the wider local community.
You can download a copy of the Remit and Terms of Reference (Scheme of Delegation) for the Local Governing Body here.
You can find out more about the Essa Foundation Academies Trust and how it operates here.
Our Local Governors are:
Nigel John Whittle
Nigel is a chartered accountant. He is the finance director of two large companies and runs his own chartered accountancy practice providing services to the private sector and to public bodies including Local government. He has been a primary school governor for over 10 years. Nigel is the Chair of the Local Governing Body of Essa Primary Academy.
Joanna Louise Atherton
Joanna is the Principal. She is also a governor.
Sofiya is an employee of the Trust and provides student support and creative technology support to students at Essa Academy.
Salmah Bano Akram
Salmah is the staff governor. She has been a teacher for over 9 years working in schools for 6 years and previously in The Renaissance Museum and Gallery Service.
Enid spent 17 years as a teacher and became the Head of Infants in a Radcliffe Primary School. She has also worked as a lecturer in a Further Education College and is now retired. Enid is Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body.
Aatika is a parent governor. She is a full time mum currently and has worked as a housing services officer for Bolton at Home and as an administrator for Jobcentreplus in the past . Aatika is also a volunteer at a local madressah teaching children of various age groups.
Ismail has over 25 years teaching experience as a science teacher in a mixed community school in Blackburn. He has served as a primary school governor for 20 years. He is also a trustee of a cricket and social club.
Angela worked as a primary teacher in Bolton for 20 years and held a range of management posts. Latterly, she was responsible for primary/secondary liaison. Angela is now training to be a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
Nazida is a parent governor. She is a housewife and mum and is currently working as a casual lunchtime organiser at Essa Primary Academy.
Philip Jackson is a co-opted Governor.
Tasneem Patel is a co-opted Governor.
Click to download the ESSA Primary Academy Register of Interests of Governors 2015-16
Our local governors meet regularly. You can download copies of the agendas, reports, and minutes (except confidential items) of the meetings of Essa Academy LGB here.
Copies of Essa Primary Academy agendas, reports, and minutes ( excluding confidential items) from September 2014