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Governance At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Our governors work together to support the academy. They challenge its progress and make sure that students are getting the education they deserve.

If you have any questions for governors please contact the school office.

Please click for a copy of the LGB Terms of Reference 2019-20

Please click for a copy of the Scheme of Delegation

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors or a member of the Governing Body, please call the Principal’s PA, Mrs. Spurgeon, on 01493 661504.

Structure Of Governing Body

The committee structure is as follows:

  • Local Governing Body – comprises all governors – Chair Dr P Hann, OBE
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee – Chair Dr P Hann
  • Co-Curriculum Committee – Chair Mr D Smail
  • Strategic Progress Board – Chair Mr G Webb (Regional Director East, OAT)

The Local Governing Body and each committee meet at least once each term.

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2019/20

Local Governing Body
Autumn 2019 Tuesday 1 October 4.00pm
Tuesday 3 December 4.00pm
Spring 2020 Tuesday 24 March 4.00pm
Summer 2020 Tuesday 7 July 4.00pm
Strategic Progress Board
Autumn 2019 Tuesday 26 November 2.00pm
Spring 2020 Tuesday 17 March 2.00pm
Summer 2020 Tuesday 23 June 2.00pm
Finance and General Purposes
Autumn 2019 Tuesday 3 December 2.00pm
Spring 2020 Tuesday 24 March 2.00pm
Summer 2020 Tuesday 7 July 2.00pm
Autumn 2019 Tuesday 12 November 4.00pm
Spring 2020 Tuesday 26 February 4.00pm
Summer 2020 Tuesday 9 June 4.00pm


Governor Attendance at Meetings

Local Governing Body:

MEMBER Attendance 2018/19 01/10/2019 03/12/2019 24/03/2020 07/07/2020
Paul Hann- Chair 100% YES
Laura Anderson N/A YES
Dan Chapman 50% Apologies
Beverly Homewood 100% YES
Ian McCreadie 75% YES
Catherine Richards N/A YES
David Smail 100% YES
Tamsin Poulter 100% YES

Finance & General Purposes Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2018/19 03/12/2019 24/03/2020 07/07/2020
Paul Hann – Chair 100%
Ian McCreadie – Vice Chair 100%
David Smail 100%
Tamsin Poulter 100%

Enrichment Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2018/19 12/11/2019 25/02/2020 09/06/2020
David Smail – Chair 66.66%
Ian McCreadie 100%
Laura Anderson N/A

Strategic Progress Board:

MEMBER Attendance 2018/19 26/11/2019 17/03/2020 23/06/2020
Gwayne Webb – Chair 33.33%
Tamsin Poulter 100%
Paul Hann 100%
Catherine Richards N/A


Membership Of Committees 2019/20


Dr P Hann, OBE (Chair)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Mr I McCreadie (Vice Chair)
Mr D Smail
(Vice Chair)


Mr D Smail (Chair)
Mr I McCreadie 
Mrs L Anderson (UEA)

Strategic Progress Board:

Mr G Webb (Regional Director East, OAT)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Dr. C Richards (Principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form College)
Dr P Hann, OBE (Chair of Governors)

Disciplinary Committee:

Minimum 3 members of the governing body, according to availability (excluding Staff Governors). Chair to be decided on the day.

Governor responsible for SEN and Safeguarding:

Dr P Hann, OBE

Link Governors:

Laura Anderson (Pupil Premium)
David Smail (Careers)

Governor Details

Full Name Date of Appointment Term of office Date stepped down (if applicable) Appointment body Business / Pecuniary interest Governor at other educational establishments
Dr P Hann, OBE 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 – 02/10/2021 OAT Governor Chair of Board Trustees Ormiston Academies Trust Governor at Ormiston Venture Academy
Ms T Poulter 01/09/2016 01/09/2016 – Principal
Miss B Homewood 26/01/2016 30/01/2016 – 29/01/2020 Staff Governor appointed by teaching staff
Mr I McCreadie 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2021 OAT Governor Managing Director – SPP Digital
Mr D Smail 16/04/2018 16/04/2018 – 15/04/2022 Parent Governor appointed by LGB
Dr. C Richards 01/01/2019 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 OAT Governor Principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form College
Mrs L Anderson 01/09/2019 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 OAT Governor UEA


Governors who have recently resigned

Full Name Date of Appointment Term of office Date stepped down (if applicable) Appointment body Business / Pecuniary interest Governor at other educational establishments
Mr M Woolsey  01/01/2014 01/01/2014 – 02/10/2021 31/12/18 Community Governor Head of Business Development and Sales at API Technologies
Mr T Smith 18/04/2017 18/04/2017 – 17/04/2021 30/03/18 Community Governor appointed by LGB
Mrs J Webster  01/01/2014 01/01/2014 –02/10/2021 31/12/18 Community Governor Staff Governor at Ormiston Denes Academy.
Mrs S Mitchell 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2021 26/09/18 OAT Governor Director of Cliff Park Schools Trust; Member of Evolution Academy Trust
Mr M Ashton 01/12/2014 01/12/2014 – 30/11/2018 31/12/18 Staff Governor appointed by support staff
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