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Community Development Team

Meet our Community Team!

We work for Co-op Academies Trust to help form the Academies community strategy.

We help the academy build strong connections with the local community and support Co-op's goals of:

  • Providing access to food
  • Supporting mental wellbeing
  • Creating opportunities for young people

We're here to make sure the school is a central part of its community, supporting the region with its challenges. We find ways to improve the wellbeing of local residents, families and especially young people!

The Team

Liz Garrity

Head of Community Development and Regional Community Development Manager for Staffordshire

  • Email: elizabeth.garrity@coopacademies.co.uk

  • Tel: 07706991656

Formerly the Head of the Co-op Young Leaders, Liz was also part of the team at Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent as Director of Recruitment and Transition.

Lisa Wilson

Regional Community Development Manager for Leeds

  • Email: lisa.wilson1@coopacademies.co.uk

  • Tel:  07599658203

As the Member Pioneer Co-ordinator for Hull and East Yorkshire, Lisa knows her local communities and how to support them effectively

Julie Lloyd

Regional Community Development Manager for Bradford

  • Email: julie.lloyd1@coopacademies.co.uk

  • Tel:  07928512857

 

Julie is the Member Pioneer Co-ordinator for Bradford, Craven and Calderdale, as well as a lecturer at Craven College. Julie is passionate about supporting her local communities

 

Deborah Zaher

Regional Community Development Manager for Merseyside

  • Email: deborah.zaher@coopacademies.co.uk

  • Tel:  07706991658

Deborah joins the Trust with plenty of Community experience and knowledge from her role as the Member Pioneer Co-ordinator for Wirral and Chester.

Daryl Tomlinson

Regional Community Development Manager for Greater Manchester

  • Email: daryl.tomlinson@coopacademies.co.uk

  • Tel: 07928512861

Daryl has moved across from the Brand and Engagement Team where he was the Regional Manager for Staffordshire and Merseyside. 

Four Priorities that the team are working towards

Parental Engagement
  • Parental Attendance at School Events
  • Communication Response Rate
  • Parental Feedback and Satisfaction
  • Parental Involvement in Decision-Making

Measure the extent of which parents and carers attend events; engage with the academy and participate in initiatives.

Community Participation
  • Local Partnerships
  • Community Event Attendance
  • Community Resource Sharing
  • Community Support for Educational Goals 

Gauge the extent of community participation and the impact of the community offer in the educational process.

Educational Attainment
  • Improve Attendance
  • Improve Opportunities for Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Support Literacy Projects
  • Reduce NEETS

Support improvements in educational attainment, including increased school attendance, higher graduation rates, and improved literacy.

Impact Quality of Life
  • Continued Community Engagement
  • Educational Attainment
  • Community Partnerships
  • Social and Cultural Impact
  • Legacy Programs

Support improvements in educational attainment, including increased school attendance, higher graduation rates, and improved literacy.

Meet our Academy Community Pioneers:

Julianne Noon

Georgian Wild

Amanda Heron

Salma Almini

Sharon Ratcliffe

Matt Linley-Simon

Sara Eyden

Kimberly  Barnett