The Lowry Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Chair of our Local Governing Body (LGB)

The Chair of our LGB is Mrs Margaret Woodhouse. To write to our Chair please use the address below:

Mrs Margaret Woodhouse
Chair of School Improvement Board
c/o The Lowry Academy
Hilton Lane
M28 0SY

Alternatively you can email the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Duffy by emailing

Members who have stepped down