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Our Governing Body

 

 

Saeed Nasser

saeedWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m a member of the curriculum and standards committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work for the local authority as an Arabic interpreter. I’m also a counsellor and psychotherapist and I work as a volunteer in the local community.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As a parent I hope to make a positive contribution to supporting attainment and achievement of our children. That’s what we’re all here for!

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Keep improving, building on achievement. Keep raising standards for our children so that they achieve their potential.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? OFA becomes a beacon of excellence in Sandwell.

 

Stephen Rayner

What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor?  My most important responsibility is as Lead Governor for Safeguarding. I’m also a member of the Enrichment Committee and the Curriculum & Standards Committee. I was Chair of the Local Governing Body from January 2013 until August 2017.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I have a part-time post as Lecturer in Education Leadership at the University of Manchester. We have three grandchildren, who occupy most of the rest of the week.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I was brought up a mile away, in Netherton, and I believe that I can contribute to my local community. I have experience in teaching, learning and educational leadership.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? To continue to improve our results, so that each year they are better than the previous year’s.

What are your hopes for the long-term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? That every family in our community wants their children to come here, because they know that they are guaranteed a good education in a safe and friendly environment.

 

Miss R Martyn

Rhiannon MartynWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? Community Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee, Link Governor Leadership

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I’m the Assistant Director at The Open University based on Harborne High Street. I am renowned for making fudge and cakes in my spare time.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? Using my experience of managing in education organisations to help drive good governance. I want to enable governors to make the most of being a member of the governor experience.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Progress and focus on achievement, to improve outcomes for students.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I want the academy to be an exemplar in the West Midlands and ultimately nationally, leading the way in preparing young people to achieve their full potential as citizens, employers and individuals.

 

Mrs Denise Hughes

Denise HughesWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? Curriculum/ teacher governor.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? Teacher/Head of Business Studies at the academy.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? To actively be involved in changes, giving viewpoint of teachers.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Ensure results improve. To increase year 7 intake.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? For it to become a Good school.

 

Genna Griffiths

DSC_0093What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am a new member of the governing body with a keen interest in the behaviour and safety of the students.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? Apart from being an active member of the academy I enjoy learning new skills and experiencing new and different cultures.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As a support staff member within the academy I hope to raise the profile of a non teaching pastoral leader, in terms of how this role can help more the academy towards outstanding.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Continue to teach and support students whilst ensuring both academic and emotional needs are met.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? To become an Outstanding academy. One that students, staff and the local community are proud of.

 

Siddique Hussain

DSC_0084What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am the vice chair for the local governing body, I chair the curriculum and standards committee and I’m a link governor for curriculum/data.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I’m a marketing consultant and an adult education tutor.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I want to help lead the LGB to be good or better and provide a greater understanding by all governors on school matters, both positive and negative. I also want to improve the clerking service to LGB.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Improve attainment, greater self development of LGB/governors, greater involvement of governors with respective link role.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? Become Outstanding and sustain it. Become a flagship OAT academy for best practice.

 

Sandra Gayle

sgaWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m the Chair of the Extended Services group.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work part-time as a dinner supervisor assistant at a local primary school, I’m a housewife and I look after elderly parents.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I hope to come into the school more and communicate with all staff and students

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Strive to get better results in 3Rs, make sure to have good teachers in all subjects, communicate more with parents. I will be working from a parent’s point of view.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? That the school gets to Outstanding and that it goes from strength to strength in all aspects.

 

Mrs L Smith

lsWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I sit on the finance and curriculum committees.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I work in a local estate agent as a manager, bookkeeping, controlling of all finances and I organise all repairs.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? Experience as a parent, to put my ideas and concerns forward.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Ensure results improve through all year groups.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I hope the Academy becomes an Outstanding School.

 

Michelle Green

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What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor?
This is my first year as a governor at Forge, I am a community governor and a member of the Curriculum and Standards committee.

What do you do when you are not being a governor?
Currently, I am the Executive Headteacher of Corngreaves and Timbertree Academy. I am also an Educational Adviser for United Learning and support the development of their primary academies across the country.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body?
Being the headteacher of two local primary schools, I am passionate that children and families of Cradley Heath continue to receive the very best education and becoming a member of the governing body at Forge means I can still play a part in the pupil’s education once they have left my care. I have a deep knowledge of teaching and learning and curriculum design, which I hope to draw on as an active member of the governing body.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year?
I believe the academy needs to continue its great work, driving forward with its strategic plan to raise attainment across the curriculum, ultimately raising pupil outcomes.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy?
For it to be the first choice school of all pupils and families within the local community, ultimately leading the way in secondary education.

 

Mr Robert Harding

Mr Robert Harding What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am the chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and a literacy link governor.

 What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I teach performing arts on a part-time basis. I am an English examiner at various levels and I have  served as a churchwarden for at least 10 years.

 What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? To bring my experience in all three sectors of education  for the benefit of colleague governors and the academy.

 What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? To build on results at KS3, KS4 and  post-16  levels so as to improve the status of the academy.

 What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? My hope is that the Forge will become a ‘flagship’ academy.

 

Mr Nathan Kirby

nkWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I’m a link governor for Curriculum and Standards as well as a teacher at the academy, I’m head of IT

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? Collect and lightly restore antique clocks, enjoy being a new dad, DIY.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As an existing subject leader at the academy I can bring an understanding of what is happening on the ‘ground’, especially some of the excellent things that are happening.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Improve results and continue raising attendance/punctuality.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? For the academy to reach Ofsted Outstanding. For all students to make significant progress regardless of where they start from.

 

Mr Chris Wilson

CWWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor?
I currently sit on the Enrichment committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I am a massive football fan so spend lots of weekends and evenings on the football terraces.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? As the academy ICT Manager I will bring my knowledge of the area and expertise to the governing body and help bring forward technology in the academy.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Build on the results and make sure we are the first choice for all students in the area.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? To not stand still and keep building on all the hard work that we do on a daily basis to improve the education for the students.

 

Steve Sadler


SSWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor?
 I’m a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? I am a senior UK leader for a global Logistics and Supply Chain company based in Connecticut, USA.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? To support and enhance the development and achievements of the academy and its pupils.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Continue to focus on giving every single pupil the opportunity to be the best they can
be.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? To be the academy of choice for parents and pupils alike.

 

Stuart Adams

_DSC5481What responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? My Governor responsibilities include Enrichment and ensuring governors know about all the fantastic work students and staff do outside of normal lessons.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? When I am not a governor I lead on Enrichment at the Forge and teach for 3 days a week at the Forge.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? The remaining days I work as a consultant for Ormiston Academies Trust working with other Ormiston academies on Enrichment and other leadership matters.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Continue to build on the excellent progress it has been making in recent times.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I was born and lived very close to the Forge and I would like to see the Forge continuing the improvement to be a truly exceptional and outstanding academy serving the local community and setting up young local people for a successful life ahead.

 

Marco Silva

cwilsonWhat responsibilities do you currently have as a governor? I am a new and enthusiastic Parent Governor and I am also a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

What do you do when you’re not being a governor? When I am not working I usually play football, play the guitar, sing and watch films.

What personal contribution do you hope to make to the work of the governing body? I aim to use my previous experience of working in educational environments to help Forge achieve its objectives.

What are the most important things that Ormiston Forge Academy needs to do during the next year? Maintain the sustained development that has been achieved which should help the Academy to become Outstanding.

What are your hopes for the long term future of Ormiston Forge Academy? I hope Forge will become an Outstanding academy.

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