The minute I step inside Westwood, I am eager to learn. - Aminur

Literacy is the best - like diving head first into a great adventure!. - Mizanur

All the teachers help me to improve my work, to be the best that I can be. - Imran

I love the choice of books in our library. - Ibrahim

Teachers make lessons exciting and fun, which boosts my learning and understanding. - Mumina

Science is my favourite subject, because we use special equipment when we are conducting our experiments. - Abida

We get to go on exciting and fun trips. - Laya

In Religious Education I enjoy finding out about the different religions around the world. - Tanjila

After school clubs are fun and competitive. - Nabir

I get lots of inspirational ideas from working together as a team. - Yasmin

I love coming to school, we always have lots of fun. - Jamiul


Leadership and Governance of the Trust

The vision of The Harmony Trust is that it will be known for best practice in educational excellence.

There is a strong moral purpose to do what is best for children and families and this underpins our ethos. We aim to raise aspirations and attainment of all children, developing pupils with high self-esteem and responsibility.

The Trust is committed to the delivery of high quality education delivered by excellent staff, in a caring, supportive, learning environment.


The legal Governing Body of all academies in the Harmony Trust is the Trust Board itself.

Members of the Trust are directly responsible for appointing the Trustees.

The Trust Board maintains direct responsibility and accountability directly to the Secretary of State and the Department for Education in London.


Members of the Harmony Trust

Mr Dominic Wall                   Mr Paul Makin     Mrs Marian Simmons    Mr Kit Thorne      

Oldham Hulme Grammar School      


The Harmony Trust Board of Trustees

Mr Paul Makin             Mrs Marian Simmons           Mr Graham McGuffie

Mr Sajen Bakht           Mr Antony Hughes               Ms Sara Bashir

Ms Ashley Forbes        Mr Norman Hole                 


The Members and the Trust Board have 2 committees & a forum structure (detailed below)

  • the Finance and Audit & Risk committee
  • the Standards committee and Pay & Performance committeeEach individual academy has an advocate on the Board, who knows their academy very well.
  • Academy Staff Forum
  • Academy Parents Forum
  • Academy Pupil Forum / Council

The Board of Trustees is supported by the Central Leadership Team.   

Each Academy has a Principal who is supported by a Senior and Middle Leadership Team.

The Chief Executive who is supported by the Director of Specialist Intervention & Professional Development, Director of Finance, Director of Business Management, along with their own teams

The Parent, Pupil & Staff Forums

These groups are made up of representatives who give key stakeholders of the academy a forum to discuss issues, voice ideas to support the academy, and share successes and areas for development.


Link to further governance information for the Trust

Link to Committee information & Attendance

Link to Minutes of Trustee Meetings 2016/17

Link to key information / documentation e.g. Register of Business Interests, Articles of Association & Funding Agreements


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