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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 Ms J Philpott (Assistant Regional Director East, OAT)

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

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2020/21

Local Governing Body    
Autumn 2020 Tuesday 29th September 4.30pm
  Tuesday 16th December 4.00pm
Spring 2021 Tuesday 23rd March 4.00pm
Summer 2021 Tuesday 13th July 4.00pm
Strategic Progress Board    
Autumn 2020 Tuesday 29th September 2.00pm
Spring 2021 Tuesday 26th January 2.00pm
  Tuesday 16th March 2.00pm
Summer 2021 Tuesday 22nd June 2.00pm
Finance and General Purposes    
Autumn 2020 Tuesday 16th December 2.30pm
Spring 2021 Tuesday 23rd March 2.30pm
Summer 2021 Tuesday 22nd June 2.30pm
Co-Curriculum    
Autumn 2020 Tuesday 10th November 5.00pm
Spring 2021 Tuesday 2nd March 5.00pm
Summer 2021 Monday 15th June 5.00pm

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2020/21

Local Governing Body:

MEMBER Attendance 2019/20 00/10/2020 00/12/2020 00/03/2021 00/05/2021 00/07/2021
Paul Hann- Chair            
Laura Anderson            
Dan Chapman            
Beverly Homewood            
Kerry Greenall            
Ian McCreadie            
Catherine Richards            
Ryan Sewell            
David Smail            
Tamsin Poulter            

 

Finance & General Purposes Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2019/20 00/12/2020 00/03/2021 00/07/2021
Ian McCreadie – Chair        
Paul Hann        
David Smail – Vice Chair        
Tamsin Poulter        

 

Enrichment Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2019/20 00/11/2020 00/02/2021 00/06/2021
David Smail – Chair        
Ian McCreadie        
Laura Anderson        

 

Strategic Progress Board:

MEMBER Attendance 2019/20 00/11/2020 00/03/2021 00/06/2021
Gwayne Webb – Chair        
Tamsin Poulter        
Paul Hann        
Catherine Richards        

Membership Of Committees 2019/20

Finance:

Mr I McCreadie (Chair)
Dr P Hann, OBE

Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Mr D Smail (Vice Chair)

Enrichment:

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

Strategic Progress Board:

Ms J Philpott (Assistant 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    
Mr D Chapman 01/05/2019 03/12/2019 – 03/12/2023   Staff Governor appointed by teaching staff    
Mrs K Greenall 29/11/2019 03/12/2019 – 03/12/2023   Parent Governor appointed by LGB East Norfolk Sixth Form  
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  
Mr R Sewell 10/03/2020 10/03/2020 – 09/03/2024   Staff Governor appointed by teaching staff    

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
Mrs B Homewood 26/01/2016 30/01/2016 – 29/01/2020 11/12/2019 Staff Governor appointed by teaching staff    
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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