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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 NA Yes
Rowan Brown NA Yes
Dan Chapman 75% No
Kerry Grenall 100% Yes
Ian McCredie 100% Yes
Ryan Sewell 100% Yes
David Smail 100% Apologies
Tamsin Poulter 75% Apologies
Catherine Richards 25% Yes NA NA NA
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%
Rowan Brown NA
Kevin O’Connell NA
Kerry Greenall 100%
David Smail NA
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%
Rowan Brown NA
Kevin O’Connell NA
Kerry Greenall NA
Ian McCreadie 33%
Tamsin Poulter NA
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% Yes
Tamsin Poulter 100% Yes
Kevin O’Connell NA Yes
Catherine Richards 100% Apologies
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)
Mrs R Brown
Mr O’Connell
Mr D Smail

Enrichment:

Mr D Smail (Chair)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Ms R Brown
Mr I McCreadie
Mrs K Greenall
Mr K O’Connell

Strategic Progress Board:

Ms J Philpott (Assistant Regional Director East, OAT)
Ms T Poulter (Principal)
Mr K O’Connell (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:

Mr K O’Connell

Link Governors:

Rowan Brown – Pupil Premium
Kerry Greenall – Careers
David Smail – Enrichment

 

Governor Details

NameGovernor type
(community, parent, staff, OAT nominee, parent)Appointed by (election or OAT)Additional role on LGB (chair, VC, link)Date appointed (current term of office)End date for term of officeEmployment: selfEmployment: partnerAny substantial interests in trading companiesAcademy contracts: held by the governor, their family or any company in which they have interestsName of any local  body, charity, association or organisation of which the governor or their partner is a member or officerAny other current governance roles held in educationMeeting attendance for last full 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
Ms Tamsin Poulter Principal ex-officio None 01/09/2016 N/A Employee of
OAT
None Provide SIP
support
None 3/4
Mrs Rowan Brown Community Co-opted Link Governor
Pupil Premium
30/09/2021 29/09/2025 Self Employed
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
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
Mr I McCreadie Community Co-opted Chair of FGP 01/01/2014 31/12/2021 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
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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