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Governing Body

Our school has a strong, effective Local Governing Body. Governors work in partnership with our Executive Principal, Mrs Coupe and Head of School, Alice Coyle. The main responsibility of the Local Governing Body (LGB) is to provide scrutiny of the delivery of the School Development Plans, to ensure the academy is working within agreed financial budgets, to monitor the academy is working within agreed policies and help the Academy to engage with all stakeholders. The LGB should also provide strong support and challenge to the academy leadership team.
The LGB is responsible for the delivery of the Trust strategy locally, with a key focus on its aims of;
• Good rates of progress, equity and achievement for all pupils via a rich and diverse
• Sustained financial viability enables flexible investment in school improvement.
• Our staff advocate Bright Futures as an excellent and equal opportunities employer.
• Through growth, influence, collaboration and partnerships, the Trust’s vision and
mission are embedded in everything we do.

This is achieved through;

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision and strategic direction. This is rooted in the overall
    strategy for the Trust;
  2. Holding the Principal/Head of School to account for the educational
    performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of
    staff; and
  3. Ensuring that the school’s budget is effectively utilised.
    The LGB achieves this by effectively challenging, scrutinising and supporting senior leaders
    through its meeting agenda during the year, the format of which should encompass;
    • Education, standards and outcomes
    • Safeguarding
    • Health and Safety
    • Community
    • Effective Use of Resource (for school improvement)
    • Human Resources
    • Risk management
    • Self-assessment and own board development

The LGB is supported in holding the schools’ senior leadership team to account by the
Executive. Governors are expected to triangulate the information they receive from the
Principal/Head of School with information generated from a range of sources, including
evaluative reports from senior leaders, school development plans, risk registers,
benchmarked numerical data, information from governor visits or from quality assurance
reports and inspection or review evidence.
Our Local Governing Body consists of representative from parents, staff, and the community.

Governors can be contacted by forwarding a letter to our school office or to the clerk of Governors at the following address:

Dawn Parkinson Clerk of Governors
Democratic Governance
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4

Delegation Framework

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Lorraine Addis

Type of GovernorStaff
Term of office starts05/05/2021
Term of office ends04/05/2024
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Bright Futures, Lorraine is a teacher at Marton Primary Academy and Nursery, having started at Marton as an NQT in September 1998. Since this time she has worked across all phases of school within different roles which have included: Class teacher, PPA cover, Booster Group Teacher and Intervention Group Teacher. She has subject responsibility for RE across school.

Alison Brown

Type of GovernorAppointed Governor
Term of office starts15/11/2023
Term of office ends
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Spire Healthcare:
HR Advisor

Chloe Cook

Type of GovernorAppointed Governor
Term of office starts21/11/2023
Term of office ends
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Training Work
North West:
Quality &

Ruth Coupe
(Retired 31/12/23)

Type of GovernorExecutive Principal
Term of office startsEx Officio
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Bright Futures,
Ruth Coupe B.A (Hons) PGCE

Ruth is Ex-Principal of Marton Primary Academy And Nursery.

She has worked in teaching for over 30 years and began her career in Blackburn. Prior to joining the Trust, she has held two headships in Lancashire and an associate post. During her time at Marton, she has prioritised academic, social and moral development by working with her team to create a warm, engaging and robust learning environment.

Alice Coyle

Type of GovernorHead of School
Term of office startsEx Officio
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Bright Futures,
Alice is currently Head of School at Marton Primary Academy and Nursery

Toni Forshaw

Type of GovernorStaff
Term of office starts01/04/2023
Term of office ends31/03/2026
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Bright Futures,
Marton Primary
Academy: Teacher

Trish Latimer

Type of GovernorChair of Governors/Pupil Premium/Safeguarding
Term of office starts01/10/2018
Term of office ends30/06/2025
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Trish Latimer B.Ed (Hons)

Trish is a mixed media artist by trade, and has been teaching creativity in many forms to both children and adults for over 20 years. Trish has been a Governor for over ten years, firstly as an elected Parent Governor. She has been Chair of the Governing Body for over eight years. Trish is an LLG, the only Local Lead Governor in Blackpool.

Trish has spent over 16 years as a parent of Marton school children, and as such has developed a very deep understanding of the school.

Malaya Nayak

Type of GovernorSchool Governor (Leadership & Management)
Term of office starts30/09/2021
Term of office ends17/11/2024
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)T Buzz Ltd,
London: Executive Director,
Malaya is an Entrepreneur & Researcher with over 25 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing high-performance hospitality and technology solutions. Currently, he serves as Director for a Group of Companies (SME) in London and Blackpool, UK. He serves as a School Governor (Leadership & Management) at the Marton Primary Academy and Nursery in the UK. He is an adjunct professor for a numbers of universities and a volunteer for several local charities.

Malaya is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a Fellow (FIMA) of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK, and a Chartered Fellow (FBCS CITP) of the British Computer Society in the UK. He also has the titles of Chartered Engineer (CEng) and European Engineer (Eur Ing).
Malaya is a member of the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) and UNA Equality and Human Rights, UK, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Namibia. His research interests include project management and risk management at present.

Dan Pack

Type of GovernorVice Chair, Governor for Parents, Community and Engagement
Term of office starts1/9/2018 (re-appointed 31/08/2021)
Term of office ends31/08/2024
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Football Coach,
Dan Pack HND Leisure/Tourism/Sport

Dan is Vice Chair of Marton LGB. He has been a Parent Governor at Marton for over 8 years, taking special interest in sport, and Pupil Premium sport funding.

Dan is a visually impaired sport consultant. He helps engage visually impaired children’s and adults with NGB’s.

He is the Secretary of the National partially sighted football league and works closely with British Blind Sport.

Dan has also been responsible for running the school PTFA for over 11 years, and as such is very involved in school life.

He volunteers for a number of local community and national organisations

Ian Phillips

Type of GovernorAppointed Governor
Term of office starts21/11/2023
Term of office ends31/01/2026
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)Flyde Borough
Council: Deputy
Service Manager

Darren Rawcliffe 

Type of GovernorAppointed Governor
Term of office starts01/02/2023
Term of office ends31/01/2026
Relevant Business Pecuniary interests (Inc. Governance Roles)MOD, Army Safety
Adviser for Army
Darren is currently employed by the Army Safety Centre as a Safety, Health & Environmental Advisor to the operational chain of Command. He has served 36+ years in the Armed Forces, deploying all around the World on various operations and exercises. During his regular career he specialised in defence communications, various leadership and management roles, combat logistic and defence main stream logistics.  This included a 2 year term as a Governor at the Thorney Island Primary School and 3 year military teaching role at the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, where he gained a certificate in Teaching Adult Learners through Newbury College. After leaving the regular Army he joined the Reserve Forces, where he commanded (The Bolton Artillery) Battery and was the North West Community Engagement Liaison Officer for Greater Manchester. He has since re-joined full time Reserve Service in his current military role.  

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Marton Primary Academy & Nursery
Whernside, Off Highfield Rd, Marton
Blackpool FY4 5LY
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