Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

School Governors

Corporate and Governance Information

Kentmere Academy is a partner school of the Watergrove Trust. To access the governance and corporate information of the Watergrove Trust, please click here.

To view the Watergrove Trust - Scheme of Delegation, please click here.

Our school Governors are a crucial component of our school’s leadership. The Kentmere Academy school governors are there to ensure the standards of our school are the best that they can be. They are also there to represent the views of parents on how to best improve the school. If you would like to speak to the governors or raise any concerns that you may have, please contact the school office and they will pass on your request.

View the Kentmere Academy, Governance attendance, information and duties records by clicking here.
All our full governing body minutes are available upon request from the school office.

“The local governing body and the board of trustees have provided a careful balance of support and challenge, ensuring the pursuit of excellence has been maintained”.  Ofsted 2018.

Mr Simon Day

Mr Simon Day

Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor

“I am delighted to have been appointed as a Governor to Kentmere Academy.  I have extensive experience in Primary Education, as a classroom teacher, mentor, subject leader and in the role of head teacher of 2 primary schools. I believe this experience will enable me to make a valuable and meaningful contribution to the Governing Body and the school in general.  Kentmere is a vibrant and happy community and the children never fail to impress me with their enthusiasm and willingness to learn. I look forward to becoming more closely involved in the school’s journey, as it continues to ‘Soar to Success’.’”

For all queries for the Chair of Governors, please contact the Kentmere Academy Governors’ Clerk, Lynda James on 01706 647 533 or by emailing jamesl@kentmereacademy.co.uk.

Mrs Sarah Isberg

Mrs Sarah Isberg

Executive Head

“I am proud to have been the Headteacher of Kentmere Academy and Nursery since 2013 and more recently also the Deputy CEO at the Watergrove Trust. We have achieved significant improvements over the years including gaining Ofsted Outstanding status and our pupils performing better than the national average in the large majority of areas.

Our reputation is excellent in the local area and beyond.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported the school, making it one of the best performing primary schools in the country.”

Mrs Nicola Howard

Mrs Nicola Howard

Head of School

“Kentmere Academy is an amazing school.  I have worked in primary education in Rochdale for over twenty years and I have never known a school like it. The staff, pupils and parents all help to create this unique place; which centres on giving every child the belief that they can achieve, encouraging them to aim high and rise to challenges.

I am incredibly proud to be part of the team which was recognised for its commitment as an outstanding education provider by Ofsted in 2018.  Equally I am delighted with the recognition of our amazing school with the Manchester Evening News ‘Primary School of the year’ title and prestigious Pearson’s Silver Award.

Our children are our future and I am so proud of each and every one of our pupils in the way that they respond to their teachers and give their very best every day. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic team which is always looking forward to making Kentmere the very best that it can be.”

Mrs Sarah Ker

Mrs Sarah Ker

Staff Governor

“My name is Sarah Ker and I am the staff governor at Kentmere Academy and Nursery. I have worked at this school since 2014 and have taught across KS2, from Year 3 to Year 6. I currently teach in and lead the Y3/4 phase. I have the responsibility of the following areas of our school life; Behaviour and Pastoral, PE, Wellbeing, PSHE, Spanish and SMSC.  I am incredibly proud to be part of such a vibrant and happy school where the children are always put first, and became the school governor to become more involved in the life of the school and to represent my colleagues.”

Mrs Claire Ellison

Mrs Claire Ellison

Member Appointed Governor

“Kentmere Academy and Nursery is a thriving school that offers pupils a fantastic education. I am proud to maintain the high standards expected in our schools as a school governor.”

Mrs Reehana Khan

Mrs Reehana Khan

Parent Governor

“I have worked for the NHS for over 15 years supporting and undertaking audits and was involved in governance processes and procedures. I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters in organisation change and development. I am passionate about contributing to high-quality service delivery and want to support the school in delivering the best education for the children in the community.”

Mr Waseem Sattar

Mr Waseem Sattar

Parent Governor

I am excited to have joined Kentmere Academy at such an exciting time as a Parent Governor. I look forward to using my skills as a Civil Engineer to help further the success of this Academy. These children are the future pillars of our diverse multicultural community therefore it is important we equip them with the right skills/knowledge and I want to be an integral part of this process.”

Mr Javed Rehman

Mr Javed Rehman

Member Appointed Governor

“Thank you to Kentmere Academy for this opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the school to make a difference and continue to improve the learning and welfare of its students.”

Rizwana Arshad

Rizwana Arshad

Member Appointed Governor

I am excited to be a part of the Kentmere Academy team as a governor. The school does an exceptional job to give children all the tools needed to succeed. I hope to use my own experiences as a dentist and a parent, to provide opportunities and advice to help the further development of the children. Children are our future, they trust us to guide them through challenging times. I am honoured to be part of an extraordinary team that helps them do this.

Lynda James

Lynda James

Clerk

I am pleased to be working with Watergrove Trust as Governance Manager, working across the Trust assisting in all Governance matters. This in return offers me the opportunity to work with Kentmere Academy Governing Body recording meetings and offering advice where necessary. Although retired now, the last 17 years of working life was spent in Special Educational Needs in Rochdale, the last 10 as Business Support Manager to the Headteacher.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20

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