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:

Tony Eatherton - Director, Chair of Ortu Corringham Primary

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Federation Chair 30/09/2021 Trust Board

Welcome to the Corringham Primary School website, my name is Tony Eatherton and I am your Chair of Governors, I was a former Chair of Governors of Gable Hall School for 14 years up until 2003.  I am a retired Fire Officer having served 29 years in the London Fire Brigade retiring in 1994.

I have two grandchildren at the school and their education and that of your children is of paramount importance to me, I am passionate about every child achieving "The very best they can be" whilst at this school and when they go on to further education, so they can fulfil all their aspirations and this is championed by the school as part of The Stanford and Corringham Schools Trust.

 

Dominic Green - Vice 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 Vice Chair 13/12/2021 Trust Board
 

 

Lorna Hamilton - Headteacher ORTU Corringham Primary / Affiliate Principal Gable Hall School

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.

 

Parent Governor - Mrs Shona Duce

Key Area of Responibility and Monitoring - Early Years

Type of Governor Committee Membership Term of Office Appointed by
Parent

ORTU Corringham Primary

24/03/2019 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. 

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 10th October 2018
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday 10th July 2019

 

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

The Key for School Governors

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