Phil Hodgett


Phil Hodgett


Governor at Longsight Community Primary

Summary of experience

Phil Hodgett is the Finance Director of the Big Life group. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, holds a degree in Applied Accounting and is a Non-Executive Director of Progress Housing group specialising in the social aspects of the business.

Phil started his career at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants before moving to The RNIB where he worked in Corporate Finance then the Commercial Finance areas of the charity. Following the combination of Charity and Commercial, Phil became Finance Director of a few Cancer Charities in the centre of London. Namely, Cancerbackup (merged with Macmillan Cancer Support) and later Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia Research). In January 2012 he moved from working in London (and living in Lincolnshire) to Manchester and joined The Big Life group.

Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.