Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 3JD
01782 882200

Governance

 

In accordance with Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) guidance and to ensure that we are compliant with academy financial regulations, the data below pertains to the appointment and service of each of our governors.

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If you need to get in contact with our governing body, you can do so by emailing our Chair of Governors; Caroline Law at [email protected]

Alternatively, you can put your communication in writing to the following address:

Chair of Governors. Mrs Caroline Law
Care of Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke On Trent
Staffordshire
ST3 3JD

If you have a complaint that you would like addressing, you can do so through our complaints procedure. A copy of our complaints policy can be found here.


Be A Governor

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor? If so, you can find out more from the link below:

https://oatcareers.co.uk/be-a-governor


Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy Governors Committee Membership, 2020/2021

Local Governing Body

Caroline Law – Chair of Governors

Lynn England – Vice-Chair of Governors

Nick Brennan- Principal

Cherie Cuthbertson – Parent Governor

Andrea Handley – Parent Governor

Adrian Hurst – Community Governor

Les Leese – OAT Governor

Liz Spooner – Community Governor

Bretton Young – Staff Governor

 

Committee Memberships:

Finance and General Purposes

Andrea Handley – Chair

Cherie Cuthbertson – Vice Chair

Caroline Law – Chair of Governors

Les Leese – OAT Governor

Liz Spooner – Community Governor

Nick Brennan – Principal

 

OAT Strategic Progress Board

Phil Loftus – OAT Regional Director

Caroline Law – Chair of Governors

Lynn England – OSSMA Governor

Nick Brennan – Principal

Matt Smart – Vice Principal

 

Link Governors

English – Lynn England

Maths – Caroline Law

Science – Cherie Cuthbertson

Humanities – Caroline Law

Business, ICT. MFL – Andrea Handley

Art, Design & Technology – Lynn England

Performing Arts – Adrian Hurst

SEND – Liz Spooner

Safeguarding – Liz Spooner

Careers – Lynn England

Mental Health & Wellbeing – Liz Spooner

Pupil Premium – Caroline Law

 

A copy of the OAT Scheme of Delegation can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Local Governing Body Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.

Governance Structure and Meetings for the Academic Year 2019 – 2020

 

List of Governors’ Pecuniary Interests

Name Role Committee Membership Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by Pecuniary Interests 2018-2019
Caroline Law Chair of Governors LGB / FGP / 01.09.2016 4 years OAT
Lynn England OAT Nominee LGB 01.09.2018 4 years OAT Trustee of Employability UK
Mark Stanyer Principal LGB / FGP 01.09.2010 On-going OAT Wife Principal at Ormiston meridian.

Director of Cophurst Management Ltd.

Cherie Cuthbertson Parent Governor LGB / FGP 01.09.2017 4 years LGB Husband Chair of Executives for Trentham Scouts
Andrea Handley Parent Governor LGB / FGP 01.09.2017 4 years LGB Parent Governor
Adrian Hurst Community Governor LGB 01.09.2018 4 years OAT Head of Community at Stoke City Football Club
Les Leese OAT Nominee LGB / FGP 01.09.2018 4 years OAT Head of Technology Integration for OAT
Liz Spooner Community Governor LGB / FGP 01.09.2018 4 years LGB
Brett Young Staff Governor LGB / FGP 01.12.2017 4 years LGB Trustee at Village Learning Trust

Name: Caroline Law
Role: Chair of Governors
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2016
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: OAT
Pecuniary interests: –


Name: Lynn England
Role: OAT Nominee
Committee Membership: LGB
Date of appointment: 01.09.2018
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: OAT
Pecuniary interests: –


Name: Mark Stanyer
Role: Principal
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2010
Term of Office: On-going
Appointed by: OAT
Pecuniary interests: Wife is Principal at Ormiston Meridian Academy


Name: Cherie Cuthbertson
Role: Parent Governor
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2017
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: LGB
Pecuniary interests: Husband is Chair of Executives at Trentham Scouts


Name: Andrea Handley
Role: Parent Governor
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2017
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: LGB
Pecuniary interests: Parent Governor


Name: Adrian Hurst
Role: Community Governor
Committee Membership: LGB
Date of appointment: 01.09.2018
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: OAT
Pecuniary interests: Head of Community at Stoke City Football Club


Name: Les Leese
Role: OAT Nominee
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2018
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: OAT
Pecuniary interests: Head of Technology Integration at OAT


Name: Liz Spooner
Role: Community Governor
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.09.2018
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: LGB
Pecuniary interests: –


Name: Brett Young
Role: Staff Governor
Committee Membership: LGB, FGP
Date of appointment: 01.12.2017
Term of Office: 4 years
Appointed by: LGB
Pecuniary interests: Governor at another primary school


 

Governor Attendance – 2019/2020

LGB Meetings

Name 10.10.2019 12.12.2019 21.05.2020 09.07.2020
Cherie Cuthbertson
Lynn England (Vice-Chair) x
Andrea Handley x
Adrian Hurst x x
Caroline Law (Chair)
Les Leese x x
Liz Spooner x
Mark Stanyer x
Brett Young x
Name: Cherie Cuthbertson
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Lynn England (Vice-Chair)
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019:
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Andrea Handley
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: x
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Adrian Hurst
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: x
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Caroline Law (Chair)
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Les Leese
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: x
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Liz Spooner
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: x
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Mark Stanyer
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: ✓


Name: Brett Young
Meeting date – 10.10.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 12.12.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2020: ✓
Meeting date – 09.07.2020: x


 

FGP Meetings

Name 16.10.18 26.02.2019 19.03.2019 21.05.2019
Cherie Cuthbertson
Andrea Handley
Caroline Law (Chair) x
Les Leese x x x
Liz Spooner x x x
Mark Stanyer x x
Name: Cherie Cuthbertson
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: ✓
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: ✓


Name: Andrea Handley
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: ✓
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: ✓


Name: Caroline Law (Chair)
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: ✓
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: x
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: ✓


Name: Les Leese
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: x
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: x
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: ✓


Name: Liz Spooner
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: ✓
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: x
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: x


Name: Mark Stanyer
Meeting date – 16.10.2018: ✓
Meeting date – 26.02.2019: ✓
Meeting date – 19.03.2019: x
Meeting date – 21.05.2019: x