Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the academy’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the principal and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of academy life. The two key documents used for this are the Academy Development Plan (ADP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The ADP sets out a three year strategic plan for the academy, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the academy budget
  • reviewing progress against the academy’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Principal

The governing body meets at least once every term. We set up committees or working groups to look at particular issues (such as pay, performance management, buildings development). A small group (principal, governor responsible for finance and the academy finance officer) meets to keep an eye on academy finances between our termly governor meetings. All governors are informed about what happens at these finance meetings.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the academy. All governors have equal status however they are appointed.

Progress Board

This group of Governors and Ormiston Academy Trust staff meet half termly to review the progress of the academy towards its school improvement targets.

Jane Nolan – OAT Director of Primary and SEND

Craig Honey – Principal at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy

James McAtear – Chair of Governors

Kate Rutherford – Executive Principal of Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our academy.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or any member of the Governing Body, you can do so via the following:-

  • Postal: Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy, Suffolk Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0ER
  • Telephone: 01493 603462
  • Email: Clerk to Governors [email protected]