Meet the Governors

Harry Hamilton – Interim Chair of Governors

I have been lucky enough to be involved in education now for nearly 40 years. I was born and grew up locally and attended Edward Worlledge back in the 1960’s and as such I gain a great deal of fulfilment and satisfaction at the chance to give a little back by working as a governor. I spent 36 years teaching in the Further and Higher sector before finally retiring as a Head of Department. Working as a governor these last 4 years has allowed me to use and broaden my knowledge within education to support, challenge and help Edward Worlledge.

Mark Thompson – Principal

I have been working in education locally for twenty years. I have taught at Further, Secondary and Primary levels of education and as such have a firm understanding of the importance of the progress that children need to make at all stages of their education.

My motivation is for all children to be successful in their education so that they can mature into happy, creative and aspirational adults who are ready to be the best in the world!

Sarah Taylor – Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor for 4 years and all of my children have or are attending Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy. I look forward to continuing to use my own experiences to support and challenge Edward Worlledge.

Emma Storey – Community Governor

I have been a police constable for over twenty years and a school governor for five years. I am very enthusiastic about education and the role it plays in developing our children for the future.

Claire Wadham – Community Governor

For the past 9 years I have been a governor at Edward Worlledge. My career has been in education, working with children with more challenging needs. I hope to use the experience and knowledge I have gained over my years working in education to support Edward Worlledge while they continue to develop as a newly formed academy.

Donna Derbyshire – Staff Govenor

I am new to the Governing Body at Edward Worlledge, I have previous experience as a governor in another school. I like to get involved in my local community and I am passionate about trying to make a difference. I strongly believe in creating aspiration for children through giving them opportunities – vital to helping children grow, they are the future.

Tamsin Poulter – OAT Governor

I am currently Principal of Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in Gorleston. This has given me first-hand experience of the importance of creating a school culture focused on excellence and I am totally committed to improving the life chances of young people in the Great Yarmouth area. In addition to having a real passion for teaching and learning, my educational background is in interrogating data to develop curriculum models and to ensure that school improvement planning is sharply focused on giving students the best chances and opportunities in life.