Manchester Communication Academy has been designed to improve outcomes for children, families and community groups in North Manchester. John Rowlands, principal at Manchester Communication Academy, believes in every child’s right to an equitable education. He places staff and student wellbeing at the heart of strategic decision-making. Patsy Hodson is the corporate service director for social investment, and is committed to mitigating the impact of disadvantage so that students and their families can have a fair chance in life.
After their big win at the 2017 TES Awards, we wanted to discover just how Manchester Communication Academy (MCA) capitalises on the city’s rich culture and history. We sat down with principal John Rowlands to find out more, and were soon joined by vice principal extraordinaire Patsy Hodson!