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Governance

Whalley Range 11-18 High School is a co-operative academy and the sponsor school in the Education and Leadership Trust, which came into existence in September 2014.

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    About the ELT

    Whalley Range is a large 11-18 High School of 1500 girls located in the heart of inner city Manchester. Levenshulme is a school of 1,000 girls. The East Manchester Academy is a mixed school of 970 students in the heart of Manchester’s regeneration area in Beswick. They serve some of the most deprived wards in Manchester and embrace and celebrate their cultural diversity.

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    Trustees and Local Governing Body

    Our Board of Trustees govern the Education and Leadership Trust, which comprises of Whalley Range 11-18 High School and Levenshulme High School in a co-operative academy trust. Our Governing Body is represented by numerous members of the community.

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    Governance Structure and Delegation Arrangements (from September 2016)

    The Education and Leadership Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) incorporating three schools driven by co-operative values in the City of Manchester. The schools are Whalley Range 11-18 High School, Levenshulme High School and The East Manchester Academy.

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    Cooperative Values

    We have a clear mission to educate, inspire and empower young people to be the next generation of leaders. We are dedicated to promoting the emotional, physical and social well-being of our diverse and multi-cultural population and aspire to be a centre of excellence for the education of young people.

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    Value for Money Statement

    This report sets out how the Executive Headteacher has ensured that the Academy Trust’s use of its resources is intended to provide good value for money during this academic year.


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The governing body is extremely capable and has been very effective in holding the school to account. Ofsted 2012
Governors manage the school budget well and have made sure that additional funds have been spent wisely for the benefit of students’ education. Ofsted 2012
Governors have a clear idea of the quality of teaching and have supported the headteacher to challenge weak classroom performance. They regularly visit the school, set challenging targets for the headteacher and have a very clear grasp of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Ofsted 2012

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  • Whalley Range Sixth Form College
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Co-operative Trust
  • Fairtrade
  • School Achievement Award
  • Sport England
  • Leading Edge School
  • Basic Skills Quality
  • Education and Leadership Trust (ELT)
  • Values Quality Mark