The Governing Body is made up of 10 members: the Principal, two parents and two staff elected Governors, with the remainder appointed by the Ormiston Academies Trust.
To contact the Governors, please e-mail Nicole Hawes, PA to the Principal, on [email protected]
Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country and their overall purpose is to help schools and academies raise standards and provide the best possible education for their students.
The Governing Body works as a group, taking collective responsibility for all decisions. Governors work in close partnership with the Principal who, as the lead professional, advises and assists the Governing Body to carry out its functions.
The Governing Body includes people with a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds, all of whom have equal status and rights as Governors. Governors are encouraged to broaden and develop their skills, knowledge and confidence through engaging in training opportunities.
The Governing Body meets approximately three times each term to discuss key areas such as student performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance, premises and health and safety. It is important for Governors to get to know the academy and its staff, which they do by regularly visiting and attending academy events and open days whenever possible.
Governors take on specific roles linking to aspects of the academy’s development plan with members of the Senior Leadership Team and also to specific functions.
Becoming a Parent Governor can be very rewarding and offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life and work of our academy. Governors play a key role in the leadership of the academy and work together with the Principal, staff and other governors to ensure that our academy provides a challenging and supportive environment for its students.
Parent Governor vacancies are advertised on our website and circulated to all parents of current students.
Becoming an Ormiston Academies Trust governor is challenging, interesting and deeply rewarding and contributes to the well-being and prospects of pupils, academies and communities. OAT welcomes applications from people from all walks of life to gain a wide variety of skills and experience to support and develop the academy. If you are interested in finding out more, please download an OAT Governor application form here.
If you wish to contact our Chair of Governors, Kevin O’Connell, please do so via the school address listed above, marked for his sole attention, or email the PA to the Principal at: [email protected].