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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 (2021-22)

Please click for a copy of the OAT Scheme of Delegation (2021-22)

Please click for a copy of the Ormiston Academies Trust’s Decision Making Framework (October 2020)

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 Mr K O’Connell
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee – Chair Mr I McCreadie
  • Enrichment 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 2021/22

ENRICHMENT Date Time
Autumn 2021 Wednesday 15th December 2021 2.30pm
Spring 2022 Wednesday 23rd March 2022 2.30pm
Summer 2022 Wednesday 20th July 2022 2.30pm

 

FGP Date Time
Autumn 2021 Wednesday 15th December 2021 2.30pm
Spring 2022 Wednesday 23rd March 2022 2.30pm
Summer 2022 Wednesday 20th July 2022 2.30pm

 

SPB Date Time
Autumn 2021 Tuesday 19th October 2021 2.00pm
Spring 2022 Tuesday 1st February 2022 2.00pm
Spring 2022 Tuesday 3rd May 2022 2.00pm
Summer 2022 Tuesday 12th July 2022 1.00pm

 

LGB Date Time
Autumn 2021 Tuesday 28th September 2021 4.30pm
Autumn 2021 Wednesday 15th December 2021 2.30pm
Spring 2022 Wednesday 23rd March 2022 2.30pm
Summer 2022 Wednesday 20th July 2022 2.30pm

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2021/22

Local Governing Body:

MEMBER Attendance 2020/21 28/09/21 14/12/21 22/03/22 19/07/22
Kevin O’Connell – Chair N/A Yes Yes Yes
Harry French – Principal N/A N/A N/A Yes
Rowan Brown N/A Yes Apologies Yes
Dan Chapman 75% No Apologies <Yes/td>
Emma Flaxman-Taylor N/A N/A N/A Yes
Ian McCredie 100% Yes Yes Yes
Ryan Sewell 100% Yes Yes Yes
David Smail 100% Apologies Yes Yes
Kerry Greenall 100% Yes Yes N/A N/A
Jim Nixon N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A
Tamsin Poulter 75% Apologies N/A N/A N/A
Catherine Richards 25% Yes N/A N/A N/A
Paul Hann- Chair 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laura Anderson 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Finance & General Purposes Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2020/21 14/12/21 22/03/22 19/07/22
Ian McCreadie – Chair 100% Yes
Harry French – Principal N/A N/A
Rowan Brown N/A Yes
Emma Flaxman – Taylor N/A N/A
Kevin O’Connell N/A Yes
David Smail N/A Yes
Kerry Greenall 100% Yes N/A N/A
Jim Nixon N/A Yes N/A N/A
Tamsin Poulter 100% N/A N/A N/A
Paul Hann 100% N/A N/A N/A

Strategic Progress Board:

MEMBER Attendance 2020/21 19/10/21 01/02/22 03/05/22 12/07/22
Ms J Philpott – Chair 100% Yes Yes Yes
Kevin O’Connell N/A Yes Yes Yes
David Smail N/A N/A N/A Yes
Tamsin Poulter 100% Yes N/A N/A N/A
Catherine Richards 100% Apologies N/A N/A N/A
Paul Hann 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Membership Of Committees 2020/21

Finance:

Mr I McCreadie (Chair)
Mr H French (Principal)
Mrs R Brown
Ms E Flaxman-Taylor
Mr O’Connell
Mr D Smail

Strategic Progress Board:

Ms J Philpott (Assistant Regional Director East, OAT)
Mr K O’Connell (Chair of Governors)
Mr D Smail

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:

Mr K O’Connell

Link Governors:

Rowan Brown – Pupil Premium
David Smail – Enrichment

 

Governor Details

Name Governor type (community, parent, staff, OAT nominee, parent) Appointed by (election or OAT) Additional role on LGB (chair, VC, link) Date appointed End date Employment: self Employment: partner Substantial interests in trading companies Academy contracts: held by the governor or family Local body, charity/ association /organisation of which governor or partner is a member Any other current governance roles held in education Attendance – Last Academic Year
Mr Kevin O’Connell OAT nominee OAT Chair of
Governors
01/09/2021 31/08/2022 None None None None S.U.S.A Trustee Chair of
Governors
Ormiston Sudbury
and Ormiston
Endeavour.
Governor at
Pot Kiln Primary
N/A
Mrs Rowan Brown Community Co-opted Link Governor
Pupil Premium
30/09/2021 29/09/2025 Solicitor Insurance
Director AON
None None None None N/A
Mr D Chapman Staff governor Staff election None 01/05/2019 30/04/2023 Employee of
OAT
None None None None None 3/4
Mr I McCreadie Community Co-opted Chair of FGP 01/01/2014 31/12/2026 Managing
Director SPP
Digital and
Merlin-M
None None None None None 3/4
Mr David Smail Parent governor Parent election Chair of
Enrichment.
Link governor
for Enrichment
16/04/2018 15/04/2022 Wind Elements None None None None None 4/4
Mr R Sewell Staff governor Staff election None 10/03/2020 09/03/2024 Employed by
OAT
None None None National
Education
Union (Member)
None 4/4
Previous governors
Mrs Kerry Greenall Parent Parent election Link Governor Careers 29/11/2019 28/11/2023 East Norfolk Sixth Form James Paget Hospital None None Committee Member of: Great Yarmouth Swimming Club, Cliff Park PTA None 4/4
Ms T Poulter Principal ex-officio None 01/09/2016 31/12/2021 Employee of OAT None None None Provide SIP support None 3/4
Dr C Richards Community Co-opted None 01/01/2019 15/11/2021 East Norfolk
Sixth Form
None None None Member of
Gorleston
Rotary
Club
East Norfolk – Principal/Trustee. Governor at
Hobart High
School
1/4
Dr Paul Han, OBE OAT nominee OAT Chair of
Governors
01/01/2014 01/09/2021 None None None None None Chair of Board
of Trustee. Governor
at Ormiston
Venture
Academy
4/4
Mrs Laura Anderson Community Co-opted None 01/09/2019 01/04/2021 UEA None None None None None 4/4
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