Meet the Governors

Kate Rutherford – Vice Chair of Governors (Curriculum and SEND)

I am currently Principal of Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy.

I have over thirty years’ experience of the teaching profession, and have extensive experience of a range of leadership roles leading to successful school improvement and innovation in a range of settings all within the Great Yarmouth area . I was born and have lived and worked in the local area throughout my life, and I am committed to supporting local schools.

Craig Honey – Principal

As Principal, I sit on the Governing Body. I have been in education for 25 years, of which the last 18 years has been spent teaching and leading schools in and around Great Yarmouth.

Edward Worlledge is a welcoming and caring school and we strive to ensure that the pupils receive the best education possible and they learn to be life-long learners, resilient, and ambitious, and prepared for the next stage of their life.

– Teaching Staff Governor

Samantha Thompson – OAT Governor (Safeguarding)

After completing a BA hons degree in Inclusive Practice in Education, I began teaching, a role that I am passionate about. I have taught most year groups and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Ormiston Academies Trust for many years and I feel that being part of the life journey that each of our pupils travel is both a pleasure and a privilege.

Shyrell Mitchell – Parent Governor (Wellbeing)

I am a parent Governor as I have 2 children in the school. I joined the Governing Body in Sept 202 and my focus is the wellbeing of pupils and staff in school.

Brad Burch – Community Governor (Health and Safety)

I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant. I also bring previous experience of being a cover supervisor across Norfolk schools on a supply basis. I have always strived to achieve the best in all aspects of the workplace. I like to widen the eyes of education providers and generate fresh ideas that will open up a more active based lesson that means that children are able to engage in various ways.

Joe Gregory – Community Governor

I’m the co-founder and director of Rethink Press – an entrepreneurial book publisher. Having started my first business in 1997, at the age of 19, I strongly believe in the importance of an entrepreneurial outlook in addition to a solid academic grounding when it comes to preparing children for the world of work. I feel extremely privileged to have had the education I had, and I realise a successful school is much more than the sum of its parts. My own experience of primary school gives me an insight into some of the challenges young people encounter and motivates me to advocate for tolerance and community spirit. I strongly believe in the power of education – and instilling the love of learning – to transform lives. As the father of two boys (year 1 and year 3) I also have a vested interest in playing my part to support local schools to be as good and successful as they can be.