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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

Please click for a copy of the Scheme of Delegation

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 NA
Dan Chapman 75%
Kerry Grenall 100%
Ian McCredie 100%
Catherine Richards 25%
Ryan Sewell 100%
David Smail 100%
Tamsin Poulter 75%
Paul Hann- Chair 100% NA NA NA NA
Laura Anderson 100% NA NA NA NA

Finance & General Purposes Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2020/21 14/12/21 22/03/22 19/07/22
Ian McCreadie – Chair 100%
Kerry Greenall 100%
Tamsin Poulter 100%
Paul Hann 100% NA NA NA

Enrichment Committee:

MEMBER Attendance 2021/22 09/11/21 01/03/22 14/06/22
David Smail – Chair 100%
Ian McCreadie 33%
Laura Anderson 100% Yes Yes 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%
Tamsin Poulter 100%
Catherine Richards 100%
Paul Hann 100% NA NA NA NA

 

Membership Of Committees 2020/21

Finance:

Mr I McCreadie (Chair)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Mrs Kerry Greenhall (Vice Chair)

Enrichment:

Mr D Smail (Chair)
Mr I McCreadie 

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)

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:

 

Link Governors:

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
Mr K O’Connell 01/09/2021 01/01/2021 – 31/08/2025 OAT
Ms T Poulter 01/09/2016 01/09/2016 – Principal
Mr D Chapman 01/05/2019 01/05/2019 – 30/04/2023 Staff Governor appointed by teaching staff
Mrs K Greenall 29/11/2019 29/11/2019 – 28/11/2023 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 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2023 OAT Governor Principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form College
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
Dr Paul Hann, OBE 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 – 02/10/2021 01/09/2021 OAT Governor Chair of Board Trustees

Ormiston Academies Trust

Governor at Ormiston Venture Academy
Mrs L Anderson 01/09/2019 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 01/04/2021 OAT Governor UEA
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