Dear Parents and Carers,
As Chair of the Local Governing Body, I would like to welcome you to Ormiston Cliff Park Infant and Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academies. We are a body of volunteers committed to ensuring the academies are the best they can be and provide for all the pupils in our care. We are supported in our roles by the Ormiston Academies Trust. There are three main areas of our work: to ensure there is a clear vision for the academies, to hold leaders to account for the standards in the academies, and to ensure finances are managed effectively.
We hope your children enjoy their time at Ormiston Cliff Park Infant and Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academies, and look forward to meeting you in the future.
Best wishes, Jackie Cutchey.
Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy and Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy share a joint Local Governing Body, with responsibility for maintaining standards, and supporting and challenging school leadership to strive for excellence.
School governors are volunteers that form the Governing Body for the schools. Governors come from all aspects of a school community: parents, staff, local community and local authority.
We are a group of volunteers with a range of skills and interests and a common aim: to ensure pupils at Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy are given the opportunity to achieve their best.
Our members are:
(Kate Rutherford, Jackie Huggins, Phil Reid and Louise Watkins attend in their roles as Executive Principal, Deputy Head of Academies, and Heads of Infant and Junior Academies respectively)
The Local Governing Body, the Finance and General Purposes subcommittee and the Strategic Progress Board meet at least once each term.
Finance and General Purposes subcommittee:
Strategic Progress Board:
Disciplinary committee – minimum 3 members of governors available (excluding staff governor) – Chair to be decided on the day
Safeguarding (to include Single Central Record) – Jackie Cutchey
SEND – Ian McCreadie
Pupil Premium – all
Mental Health/Well being – vacancy
GDPR – Claire Blamey
Finance – Claire Blamey
The governing body’s main responsibility is to provide strategic leadership for the school working under guidelines established by Ormiston Academies Trust, these include:
To achieve this, all governors attend a Local Governing Body meeting at least once a term. Governors also monitor the performance of the academy through formal and informal visits, volunteering at the academy and feedback from pupils, parents and other community members.
You do not need to have specific training or have a child attend Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy to become a governor. All we ask is that you are willing to give at least a few hours a month and have a desire to contribute to the continued development of the academy.
All successful applicants will be given an induction and have the opportunity to attend training to further develop their skills and abilities.
If you are interested in volunteering as a school governor and would like to find out more please contact the governing body or the academy.
The governing body consistently seeks feedback regarding the academy and its performance, from our stakeholders. If you have any comments or suggestions to make Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy a better academy please get in touch with us using the contact details below.
Please note that governors are not involved in the day to day running of the academy, as this is delegated to the Heads of School. If you have a particular query regarding your child you should first speak to the class teacher or Head of School.
You can contact the governing body by:
|Strategic Progress Board||19th January||3pm|
|Strategic Progress Board||23rd March||3pm|
|Local Governing Body||25th March||1pm|
|Strategic Progress Board||18th May||3pm|
|Strategic Progress Board||6th July||3pm|
|Local Governing Body||15th July||9am|
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