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Our Governors

Strategic planning and support for the Principal and his staff – that’s the key role of the governors of Manor CE Academy.

The governors also set the admissions policy, monitor finances and also look at the academy’s Christian ethos.

Manor’s Local Governing Committee (LGC) has a wide and interesting range of backgrounds and experience upon which to draw when making policy decisions.

As Manor is a Church of England Academy the majority of the LGC members are appointed by the Diocese of York. Others are appointed by the Trust, and staff and parents are elected to join the full governing board when terms of office end. If you are interested in becoming an LGC member do contact the school to find out about the current vacancies.

LGC members serve a 4 year term of office and attend five full LGC meetings a year. They are also allocated to sub-committees that deal with the day-to-day running of the academy. Currently, there are three sub-committees: Standards, Resources and Ethos. 

Another role each governor undertakes is as a link to a particular academic department, visiting regularly and building up a supportive relationship with the staff. These links allow governors to take part in lessons, talk with the students, analyse the department’s achievements and understand their needs. The governors are then able to report back to the full governing body with confidence.

Being a governor is not all work: they enjoy attending the annual presentation evening, the Minster carol service, the senior citizens’ Christmas lunch and the many plays, concerts, presentations and sports events to which they are invited.

To contact the governors, please write to the Chair of Governors, Mr Andy Richardson, Manor CE Academy, Millfield Lane, York YO26 6PA or e-mail: chair@mce.hlt.academy

Manor Local Governing Committee
NameDate of appointmentTerm of officeCommittees served onSpecial roles
Mr S Barber (Principal)01/09/16Resources Cttee, Standards Cttee, Ethos CtteePrincipal Governor
FOUNDATION GOVERNORS | Appointed by the Diocese of York
Mr A Richardson06/05/194 yearsEthos CtteeChair of Governors
Chair of Ethos Cttee
Dr S King29/11/174 yearsChair of Resources Cttee, Ethos Cttee
Dr S Smith01/09/194 yearsStandards Cttee
Revd A Gready29/04/20194 yearsEthos Cttee
PARENT GOVERNORS | Appointed following vote by parents
Mr R Nihill01/09/20204 yearsStandards Cttee, Ethos Cttee
STAFF GOVERNORS | Appointed following vote by staff
Mrs C Day14/10/184 yearsStandards Cttee
TRUST GOVERNORS | Appointed by Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York
Dr D Cooper10/01/184 yearsStandards CtteeChair of Standards Cttee

There is currently three vacancies for governors.

Governors profiles


Andy Richardson | Chair of Governors
Debbie Cooper | Trust Governor
Steve King | Foundation Governor
Sally Smith | Foundation Governor
Charlotte Day | Staff Governor
Andrew Greedy | Foundation Governor

I am originally from Hull and studied for a degree in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford before embarking on a career in Human Resources. This has included roles with London Underground, the University of York, Citizens Advice and Bettys,
among others. I am currently HR Manager with the Diocese of York, based at Clifton Moor.

I have lived in York since 2001, and enjoy being part of the St Paul’s church community in Holgate. I am married to Kat, who has been involved with the PTA, and I have two sons at Manor, one going into year 10 and the other going into year 8, who are both members of the Tech Crew, supporting Manor’s wonderful theatrical productions.

In my spare time, I am a keen runner, and enjoy playing and watching football, as well as occasionally helping out with some coaching at our local club York Railway Institute.

I was born in Andover, Hampshire and attended a local comprehensive school followed by a sixth form college. After sixth form, I joined a local insurance company on their ‘A’ Level training scheme and joined the IT department as a systems analyst. In my mid-twenties I moved to work for a software house as a software design consultant where my work took me to client sites around the UK and continental Europe. Mid-way through my career there I took a year out to work and travel around Australia. In my early thirties, I married and decided on a change of career path.

I returned to higher education to study law as a mature student at the University of Nottingham, where I obtained an LLB and PhD. Since then I have taught law part-time at both the University of Nottingham and the University of Leeds.

My specialist teaching area is crime and the law of evidence, but I also teach public law and have worked on a small number of empirical research projects. I am married to Rob who is an Actuary and a senior finance director at Aviva and we have a sixteen-year-old son who recently left Manor following his GCSE exams. We have lived in Rufforth for fifteen years. I like to spend my spare time with friends and family and I also enjoy playing tennis, walking and reading.

I was brought up in North London, and then spent 15 years in Oxford, as an undergraduate (maths) then postgraduate student and researcher (computer scientist). I moved up to York in 1995 to an academic post in the Computer Science department, where I’m now a Reader. My role currently is split between the Computer Science department and chairing the university’s assessment committee,
and I am also involved with the university’s new International Pathway College, which offers preparatory courses to international students.

I married Clare in 1997 and we have two children, both of whom are working their way through Manor: Jennifer has just finished, and Charlie is in year 10. Clare also works at the university, as a cell biologist. We all worship at St Olave’s, where Jenny and I (and sometimes Clare) sing in the choir, Charlie helps with altar serving and I serve on the PCC and on Deanery Synod. In my spare time, I enjoy both walking and cycling, sometimes with our dog for company.

I was born in Canada and brought up in Cambridge. I moved to Yorkshire at the age of 18, when I went to Leeds University to study medicine. I spent the next 18 years studying and working in different hospitals around Yorkshire until I moved to Poppleton in 2005 when I became a consultant Paediatrician at York Hospital. I work part-time and have a special interest in neuro-disability (and in particular autism). I’m also the Designated Doctor for child deaths in York and North Yorkshire. This challenging work gives me a unique insight into the threats facing our young people, and mental health issues and suicide prevention are a major focus for me at the moment.

I’m married to Andy, and we have two children, one in year 8 at Manor and one in year 5 at Poppleton Ousebank. Football is all important in our family – I’m a lifelong Cambridge United supporter (this has made me very resilient when it comes to failure….) and played for the Leeds University women’s team whilst at University.

These days I leave the playing to my sons, who both play for Poppleton JFC, and my husband, who plays 6 aside for a Manor parents’ team. My husband and older son are season ticket holders at Stoke City, and my younger son supports Leeds United. The only team we all watch together is York City! When not busy football watching / kit washing / taking children to matches, in my spare time I also enjoy skiing and photography.

I am now in my sixth year of teaching here at Manor. Before I moved into the world of education, I worked in the youth and children’s sector. As well as teaching Religious Studies, I am also a Head of Year, and am currently studying in my spare time for my MA in Education. These two roles have given me a good overview of both academic and welfare areas within Manor, whilst my MA is developing my knowledge of Education on a national picture and how that impacts on a local level within a school. I am also well known amongst staff, and therefore in a good position to represent staff as the Staff Governor.

I am Vicar of Clifton Parish in York – we arrived here in May, 2018 and I joined the Governors at Manor in 2019. I am married to Marion, who is a nurse at York Hospital. We have three sons, who live in York, London and Brisbane, Australia.

I have been involved in schools for many years – not just through our sons, but also as School Chaplain and on the Governing Body in the past.

I was born in South Africa, and am very proud to hold dual nationality (SA/GB) – Marion is Dutch, and we lived in The Hague for 5 years before coming to York. Twenty-five years of my life has been spent in southern Africa. I love all sports, especially rugby union – I am a qualified referee. And I support Southampton Football Club (long story!!) so have seen some ups and downs with them recently.

I see my role as supporting the Head and the teachers in the virtual role they have – being involved as much as I can – and encouraging the Christian (Church of England) ethos of the school.

Register of Business Interest 2020/21: Manor CE Academy
NameNature of any business interests Date of start
of interest
Details of other governor membershipDetails of any relationship between governor and member of school staff
Mr S Barber (Principal)NoneN/AN/A
Mr Andy RichardsonEmployed by the Diocese of York2019N/AN/A
Dr Sally SmithNoneN/AN/A
Dr Debbie CooperNoneN/AN/A
Dr Steve KingNoneN/AN/A
Mrs Charlotte DayNoneN/AN/A
Rev'd Andrew GreadyNoneGovernor at Lakeside Primary School, YorkN/A
Mr Richard NihillTeacher and member of SLT at Archbishop Holgate School, part of Pathfinder MatSeptember 2002N/AN/A
Governors who have served in the past 12 months
NameDate of (latest) appointmentTerm of officeEnd date
Mrs E JonesSeptember 20164 YearsJune 2020
Mrs F TitteringtonJuly 20194 YearsMarch 2021
Mr K JonesOctober 20184 YearsApril 2021


Additional Information
  • To view meeting dates, please click here click here
  • To view the LGC Attendance Register 2019-20, please click here
  • To view the LGC Attendance Register 2018-19, please click here
  • To view the LGC Attendance Register 2017-18, please click here
  • To view the LGC Attendance Register 2016-17, please click here
  • To view minutes of Governors’ meetings, please click here


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