Structure of Governing Body

The Local Governing Body, the Finance and General Purposes subcommittee and the Strategic Progress Board meet at least once each term.


  • Jackie Cutchey is Chair of the Governing Body.
  • Chair of the Finance and General Purposes subcommittee is Tom Roberts.
  • Chair of the Strategic Progress Board is Gwayne Webb, Managing Director Ormiston East.

Governing Body meeting dates 2017/2018

Autumn Term

  •  Local Governing Body -Wednesday 4 October 9.00am
  • Strategic Progress Board – Wednesday 29 November 9.00am
  • Finance and General Purposes – Tuesday 21 November 9.00am
  • Local Governing Body – Tuesday 12 December  9.00am


Spring Term

  • Finance and General Purposes – Wednesday 21 March  9.00am
  • Strategic Progress Board – Wednesday 14 March  9.00am
  • Local Governing Body – Wednesday 28 March 9.00am

Summer Term

  • Finance and General Purposes – Wednesday 4 July  9.00am
  • Strategic Progress Board –  Wednesday 11 July 9.00am
  • Local Governing Body – Wednesday 18 July  9.00am

Committee membership

Finance and General Purposes subcommittee

  • Tom Roberts – Chair
  • Phillip Fullick – Vice Chair
  • Kate Rutherford – Principal
  • Chris Speed – Governor

Strategic Progress Board

  • Gwayne Webb – Chair and Managing Director Ormiston East
  • Kate Rutherford – Principal
  • Mark Thompson – Vice Principal
  • Jackie Cutchey – Chair of Governors
  • David Richards – Governor

Disciplinary committee – minimum 3 members of governors available (excluding staff governor) – Chair to be decided on the day

Link Governors:

  • Safeguarding (to include Single Central Record) / SEND – Jackie Cutchey
  • Health and Safety – Tom Roberts

Monitoring roles:

  • Leadership and management – Tom Roberts and Veronica Boyd
  • Quality of Teaching and Assessment to include pupil premium and sports premium – Jackie Cutchey and Dave Richards
  • Personal development, welfare and behaviour – Phillip Fullick and Chris Speed

Governor Attendance at LGB meetings


Date of meeting Jackie Cutchey Kate Rutherford Phillip Fullick David Grogan Stephanie King Sandra McClellan David Richards Tom Roberts
05/10/2016 P P P Apologies p Apologies P P
 15/12/2016 P P P Resigned Apologies Apologies P P
 15/03/2017  P P P Resigned Apoloies Resigned Apologies Apologies
 19/07/2017  Apologies P P Resigned Apologies Resigned P P


Date of meeting Jackie Cutchey Phillip Fullick Kate Rutherford Veronica Boyd Chris Speed David Richards Tom Roberts
 04/10/2017 P P P N/A P Apologies P


 P P P P P Apologies Apologies





 Governor Details

Full Name Date of Appointment Term of office Date stepped down (if applicable) Appointment body Business / Pecuniary interest Governor at other educ. establishments
Kate Rutherford


01/01/2014 N/A Principal Ormiston Venture Academy
Jackie Cutchey


01/01/2014 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2021 Community governor appointed by OAT as chair Cutchey and Hurren Plumbers


Governor Cliff Park Schools; Westwood Primary; Pakefield Primary
Phillip Fullick

Vice Chair

01/01/2014 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2021 Community appointed by LGB
Veronica Boyd


04/10/2017 04/10/2017 to 03/10/2021 Staff governor appointed by staff
Stephanie King 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2017 31/08/2017 Staff governor appointed by staff
Sandra McClellan 01/01/2014 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2017 20/02/2017 Parent governor appointed by parents
David Richards 18/09/2014 18/09/2014 to 17/09/2018 Community governor appointed by LGB Employed at Ormiston Venture Academy
Tom Roberts 14/07/2015 14/07/2015 to 13/07/2019 Community governor appointed by LGB Wife is teacher at OHA.


Chris Speed


01/09/2017 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2021 Community governor appointed by LGB


Minutes from Governors Meetings

OHA LGB 05 10 16 Signed minutes

FGP 30 11 16 signed minutes

SPB 07 12 16 Signed minutes

LGB 15 12 16 Signed minutes

FGP 27 02 17 Signed minutes

LGB 15 03 17 Signed minutes

Would you like to be considered as a Governor at Herman Academy?


Ormiston Academies Trust Governance Charter incl. Scheme of Delegation

OAT Governance Charter

Ormiston East Scheme of Delegation

East Scheme of Delegation