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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 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 2018/19

Local Governing Body
Autumn 2018 Tuesday 2 October 4.15pm
Tuesday 4 December 5.30pm
Spring 2019 Tuesday 26 March 5.30pm
Summer 2019 Tuesday 9 July 5.30pm
Strategic Progress Board
Autumn 2018 Tuesday 4 December 2.00pm
Spring 2019 Tuesday 26 March 2.00pm
Summer 2019 Tuesday 9 July 2.00pm
Finance and General Purposes
Autumn 2018 Tuesday 4 December 4.00pm
Spring 2019 Tuesday 26 March 4.00pm
Summer 2019 Tuesday 9 July 4.00pm
Autumn 2018 Tuesday 6 November 5.00pm
Spring 2019 Tuesday 26 February 5.00pm
Summer 2019 Tuesday 11 June 5.00pm


Membership Of Committees 2018/19


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 

Strategic Progress Board:

Mr G Webb (Regional Director East, OAT)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Mr S Sorrento (Vice Principal)
Mrs Z Cameron (Vice Principal)
Dr P Hann, OBE (Chair of Governors)
Mrs J Webster (Governor)

Disciplinary Committee:

Minimum 3 members of 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

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 Cliff Park Schools Trust
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
Ms T Poulter 01/09/2016 01/09/2016 – Principal Governor at Ormiston Denes Academy. Governor at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy
Mr 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
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 Community Governor Staff Governor at Ormiston Denes Academy.
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
Dr. C Richards 01/01/2019 01/01/2019 – OAT Governor Principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form College
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