Governors

Contact our Governors

All of the Ormiston South Parade Academy Governing Body can be contacted via email [email protected] or in writing: –
c/o Ormiston South Parade Academy
South Parade
Grimsby
DN31 1TX

Meet our Governors

Chair of Governors – Julie Moore

In my professional life I am Vice Principal for Curriculum at the Grimsby Institute Group with a strategic lead for quality, e-learning and employability – which keeps me very busy!

I’m passionate about the use of technology to enhance learning – today’s learners are ‘Generation Z’ and have grown up with the internet and social media and a challenge for educators is to engage them in increasingly innovative ways.

In my personal life I am married with two grown up children and 2 grandchildren. Watching my grandchildren grow and learn and become  confident, curious children has awakened my interest in early years and foundation education and the psychology of learning. I can’t wait to see what they will do next.

I am excited about my governor role at OSPA and look forward to supporting the excellent work of Kate and her team.

Community Governor – Ayesha Hall

I work as a HR Business Partner in Further Education and I am delighted to be able to bring this area of expertise to the OSPA Governing body.

Previously I was the HR Manager for a Multi Academy Trust which involved me attending Governor meetings to present information, so I am looking forward to sitting on the opposite side of the table!

I have a PGCE in the life long learning sector and have taught in both Secondary and Further Education and I have first hand experience of teaching and the challenges education establishments face.

Parent Governor – Jon Fletcher

As a parent of a child in Year 4 and an ex pupil of the school from over thirty years ago, I’ve always taken a great interest in OSPA.  I am a self-employed professional musician working on lots of different projects but spend most of my week teaching piano and vocal lessons in various schools ranging from reception class to GCSE level as well as running my own private teaching practice. Through this, I have taken a great interest in and become passionate about education in schools.  Prior to this, for many years I was a Director of a local music retailer charged with the day to day running of the business.  I am also a trustee of the local Bradley Festival Youth Association.  I look forward to helping support the excellent work of OSPA having seen it first hand with my daughter.

Staff Governor – Karen Bacon

I have worked at OSPA for many years and have watched it evolve into the fantastic school it is today.  As well as providing class cover throughout the whole of the academy my passion is providing the pupils with wider opportunities.  I lead all of OSPA’s music and drama lessons and you will frequently find me dabbling with the arts.  In addition to this I am the driving force behind all of the fantastic residential visits that our pupils in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to take part in.

 

Staff Governor – Jonathan Preston

Jonathan PrestonMy name is Jonathan Preston and I am currently a teacher in Year 4. With a twenty one-year career working in local schools (seventeen of which have been based at OSPA), I now look forward to contributing ideas and making decisions on a wider scale than just in the classroom.

Having built up excellent professional relationships with all colleagues across the spectrum of the academy, I feel proud that I have been given the opportunity to represent the staff and contribute on a variety of issues which will have a positive impact on our academy and the community it serves.

 

Why does the Academy have a Governing Body?

The Academy has a Governing Body to ensure that the Academy has the capacity to improve and raise overall standards. Ofsted considers the governing body to be part of the leadership and management of the Academy. However, governors do not manage the Academy. That is the job of the Principal and management team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the Principal and the Academy, to promote high standards of educational achievement and to ensure efficient leadership.

How do the Governors achieve this?

The Governors achieve this by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school to make sure its money is well spent

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

Who can be a school governor?

The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What’s really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.
Governors come from all sections of the community, and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. They must be able to work as part of a team and show commitment to the school.

Governance Scheme of Delegation

Click here to download our Governance Scheme of Delegation.

Click here for our terms of reference.

Application forms are available at www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancy/governors
Further information is also available at www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk.

For further information, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

 

Governor Date of appointment Additional Position Category Appointed by Term of office Committees served on Relevant pecuniary interests Numbers of LGB meetings that took place 2020-2021 Number of LGB meetings attended 2020-202 Attendance
Julie Moore May 2016/ Sept 2018 (CoG) Chair of Governors N/A OAT 4 years N/A None 4 3 75%
Jonathan Preston Sept 2020 Teacher Staff Staff 4 years N/A None 4 4 100%
Ayesha Hall Sept 2019 Vice Chair Community 4 years N/A None 4 2 50%
Karen Bacon Sept 2019 HLTA Staff Staff 4 years N/A None 4 4 100%
Jon Fletcher Sept 2019 Parent Parents 4 years N/A None 4 3 75%
Sally Wright October 2021 Community 4 years N/A None N/A N/A N/A

 

Governors who have served in the previous 12 months:

 

Governor Date of appointment Additional Position Category Appointed by Date of leaving Committees served on Relevant pecuniary interests
Kevin Childs May 2021 Community Governing body 14.10.21 N/A None
Sally Russell Sept 2019 Parent Parents 27.04.21 N/A None
Emma Cooling July 2016 Vice Chair of Governors Community OAT Sept 2020 N/A None