Governing Body

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Governing Body

The role of a School Governor is vital to the success of every school please use the link below for further information on the role.  All of our Governors are members of the National Governors Association (NGA).

Our Governing Body members are:

Dominic Green - Director, Chair of ORTU Corringham Primary

Key Area of Responsibility and Monitoring - Child Protection and Safeguarding

Mr Green joined the Governing Body in December 2017. Dominic is qualified as a solicitor and specialises in disputes within the Family and Contentious Probate arenas. Away from the office, Dominic is a keen sportsman, participating in a variety of sports including football and golf, but he is currently concentrating on tennis and hopes to be able to compete in a matchplay tournament. Dominic wanted to develop links within his local community and uses his knowledge to support the school.

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Federation Chair 13/12/2021 Trust Board
 

Lorna Hamilton - Headteacher ORTU Corringham Primary 

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Federation Headteacher ORTU Corringham Primary N/A Trust Board

The role of the Governing Body is to set the strategic vision and ethos of the school.  I am proud to work with the Governing Body.   I am very proud of the rapid progress throughout the school and the impact this has already had on the children, I know that there is still more to do.  With the Governors and their continued commitment to our children, I have every faith that this school will go from strength to strength in order for us to fulfil our aim “to be the best that we can be”. 

 

Trust CEO - Dr Sophina Asong

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Federation Ex Officio N/A Trust Board

Dr Asong joined Gable Hall School as Headteacher in April 2011 after 5 years as Deputy Headteacher and then Acting Headteacher at Forest Gate Community School in Newham, inner London. Holder of a doctorate in Education (Organisational (Systems) Management and School Improvement), her leadership style can best be described is as pacesetter, completer-finisher and shaper. A high achiever with a strong bent for distributed leadership, Dr Asong has since led the school through an early Academy conversion, a good Ofsted, a 5% rise in headline results to 71% 5+A*-CEM (2012), a jump in the school’s national ranking from 31st to 4th percentile (Value Added Best 8 (2012)) and an IIP Gold Award amongst others. She leads an experienced and highly motivated Senior Leadership Team.

 

Mrs Shona Duce - Vice Chair of ORTU Corringham Primary

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Early Years

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Parent

Vice Chair ORTU Corringham Primary

24/03/2023 Trust Board

Mrs Duce joined the Governing Body in September 2014 as she decided as a parent she felt it was important that the school was held accountable for serving local needs properly.  She  was able to bring her experiences from the financial sector to the understanding of school data, so she could represent these to school parents in a language that was familiar to parents. 

 

Parent Governor - Mrs Jessica Thomas

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Finance

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Parent

ORTU Corringham Primary

06/11/2021 Trust Board

Mrs Thomas joined the Governing Body in November 2017 as she recognised the importance the governing body have in the schools development.  As a parent volunteer she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help further extend the Governing Bodies expertise. 

Trust Governor - Mrs Kely Burman

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Staff Well Being

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Trust

ORTU Corringham Primary

14/05/2023 Trust Board

Mrs Burman is a retired Senior Midwife. 

Trust Governor - Ms Sue Hewitt

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Academic Standards

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Trust

ORTU Corringham Primary

05/02/2023 Trust Board

 

Ms Hewitt is Headteacher of Beacon Hill School for children with severe and complex learning difficulties recently graded "Outstanding" (November 2019) and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Trust Governor - Mr Geoff Mangan

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Curriculum

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Trust

ORTU Corringham Primary

09/07/2023 Trust Board

 

Mr Mangan is an ex Headteacher of a Secondary school and is fully involved in the community supporting children.

Staff Governor - Mr Rob Wade

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Staff

ORTU Corringham Primary

01/09/2023 Trust Board

Mr Wade joined Corringham Primary in April 2019 as Assistant Headteacher. He has a passion for teaching maths and ensuring every child receives a high quality of teaching across the curriculum which enables them to fulfil their full potential in a fun and caring environment.

The Governing Body is committed to the principles of probity and accountability in its duty to protect the public purse. Furthermore it takes very seriously its responsibility to meet the statutory duty to ensure that it has in place a current register of business interests for all staff and governors involved in purchasing and procurement decisions. The register will be open for inspection by all stakeholders to the school on written request.

If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email ldarcy@corringhamprimary.com or telephone the school on 01375 672157.

 

Dates of Local Governing Body Scheduled Meetings for this academic year:

  • Wednesday 9th October 2019
  • Wednesday 11th December 2019
  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Wednesday 18th March 2020
  • Wednesday 13th May 2020
  • Wednesday 8th July 2020

 

For further information on the role of a school governor please use the link below:

The Key for School Governors

Governing Body Meeting Attendance Registers

Please use the link below to view our Governing Body Meeting Attendance Registers:-

Attendance Register 2018-2019

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