Our Local Governing Body
Essa 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:
Anwer Ibrahim Patel
Anwer is the managing director of Cohens Chemist Ltd one of the largest independent retail pharmacy chains in the country and has a number of other business interests. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for services to the community. Anwer is a founding member and a director/trustee of the Essa Foundation Trust and EFAT. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Local Governing Body of Essa Academy.
Patrick is the Principal of Essa Academy. He is also a Governor.
Ismail has over 25 years teaching experience as a science teacher in a mixed community school in Blackburn. He has served as primary school governors for 20 years. He is also a trustee of a cricket and social club.
Christine is a teacher of business studies and economics at Bolton School Boys Division- an independent school in Bolton. She has held senior leadership positions in schools.
Paul is a teacher of Russian and French at Bolton School Boys Division, – an independent school in Bolton. He is Head of Russian and Head of modern foreign languages and has lived and worked in Japan, Russia, and France.
Nic is deputy head at Bolton School, an independent school in Bolton. He has over 20 years teaching and senior leadership experience in state schools.
Julia has over ten years experience as a teacher and currently works in a secondary school and has been a Middle Leader for seven years.
Julie Parker Julie is a parent governor.
Jordan Turner Jordan is the staff governor.
Neelam Arshad Neelam is a parent governor. She has 3 children at the academy.
Click to download the ESSA Academy Governors Register of Interests 2015-16
Copies of Essa Academy agendas, reports, and minutes ( excluding confidential items) from September 2015-15
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.